Amy Winehouse’s family condemn documentary about her life


The family of Amy Winehouse are not pleased with the new documentary about the life of the late singer.

The documentary, Amy, is set to get its debut screening in May at the Cannes Film Festival, but her family do not want to be associated with it because it is "misleading" and "contains some basic untruths".

A spokesman for the Winehouse family said they "would like to disassociate themselves from the forthcoming film about their much missed and beloved Amy", because they claim that it is "misleading and contains some basic untruths".

They believe the documentary does not show the "huge effort from all concerned to help Amy at all stages".

Winehouse's father, Mitch, 64, told The Sun On Sunday: "I felt sick when I watched it for the first time. Amy would be furious. This is not what she would have wanted." 

The spokesperson also said: "The narrative is formed by the testimony of a narrow sample of Amy's associates, many of whom had nothing to do with her in the last years of her life. Counter views expressed to the filmmakers did not make the final cut." 

The role of Blake Fielder-Civil in Amy's life is also not fully acknowledged. 

The talented singer died in July 2011, aged 27, due to alcohol poisoning, after previous battles with drugs and alcohol