When I talk about Asif Kapadia, I feel that I am talking about obsessives, those who are so fascinated by one thing that they cannot consume anything else because they are so deeply rooted in their subjects and swear to preserve the truth about them.
The 43-year-old Londoner Kapadia is the man behind Amy, a documentary documenting Winehouse’s tragic decline from a loving prodigy to a damned tabloid obsession. The truth about her is more complicated, a combination of circumstances and agency that led to Asif Kapadia’s death from alcohol poisoning at the age of 27.
Amy (2015) is a British documentary about the life and death of British singer Amy Winehouse. Amy died of alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27. In this vital documentary, BAFTA-winner Asif Kapadia (Senna, Warrior) sheds light on her story and the world she lives in. A Documentary is a 2015 British documentary on the life and death of the British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse. Asif Kamadia digs deeper into the popular myths surrounding the late British singer Amy, how she lost control of her own life, how fame and drugs caught up with her and find a much deeper story.
The 2015 British documentary about the life and death of the British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse was directed by Asif Kapadia, produced by James Gay-Ree, George Pank and Paul Bell and co-produced by Krishwerkz Entertainment, Corner Films, Playmaker Films, Universal Music Association and Film4. The director of seven feature films, most recently Amy: The Tragic Story of Late Singer Amy Winehouse, won the Oscar for best documentary in 2016. The film covers Amy Winehouse’s life, her struggle with substance abuse, her career and the causes of her death.
Limbo, as he calls the stage for the film, is that the only people who can see it are vested interests, industry experts and visitors to the Cannes festival. If you stay out of a job, you keep the film unemployed. The director, who has made seven feature films, is on the verge of releasing Diego Maradona: The Eternal Boy’s Biography about the genius of Argentine football.
The only way I could make the film as if I agreed to sign it. If I wanted to be a part of it, I had to make a decision during the audio interview, and I wanted them to trust me. If they trusted me, they understood that the film would be positive.
Memories of the singer’s death in 2011 came flooding back as he researched for the film. Special screenings at cinemas across the UK took questions from the public as well as Facebook and Twitter audiences. The show attracted moviegoers and Top Gear fans alike, attracting Jeremy Clarkson, a Brazilian émigré.
The documentary, commissioned by BBC Two and BBC Music, is told from the perspective of Amy’s mother Janis. Combined with more than 100 interviews and including a 20-month editing process that took a total of three years, the film represents what feels like a true version of events. The film has been subject to controversy after Winehouse’s father Mitch told filmmakers they were “a disgrace” and believed that the film was trying to portray his daughter in the worst possible light.
The documentary, commissioned by BBC Two and BBC Music, will also feature interviews with other family members and friends of Amy Winehouse and looks back on her life and career before her death in 2011 at the age of 27. Initial reviews for the new Amy Winehouse documentary Amy, led by Asif Kapadia (2010 Senna), were positive, with Jada Yuan pointing out that “for those who saw the film for the first time in Cannes, it’s complicated. In 2012, Universal Music approached film producer James Gay-Ree and the team behind the documentary Ayrton Senna, who was interested in a project about Amy.
Hishiss dedicated an entire wall of Asif Kapadia’s editing room photos and Post-It notes to his haunting documentary about Amy Winehouse, chronicling the Grammy winner’s rise to fame and tragic descent into addiction and overdose. Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse was interviewed for the film, and Kapadia says he was cooperative to some extent. I read stuff he said and people stormed out of the interview.
We get the impression of a predatory father, a co-dependent husband, an opportunistic promoter and a voracious public that wants a piece of Amy. The appetite for Amy Kapadia’s film is there and will be satisfied years after her death.
A fascinating, sad and bleak account of the life of a brilliant singer. A touching account of her career and volatile relationships, which takes a dramatic and powerful approach to tell the story in Asif Kapadia’s original documentary style. The Great and Useless Sorrow is a Kapadia film that leaves you no matter how much you want because you can’t reach across the screen to save Amy, but you can witness this particular tragedy and try to see what lessons it teaches us.
Asif Kapadias Senna, British directors'”acclaimed documentary about the life and death of Brazilian racing driver Ayrton Senna, 2010 has been criticised for his accuracy by his rival Alain Prost.
Kapadia’s latest documentary, Amy: Amy Winehouse’s Final Days, slammed the troubled singer’s family for working together on the film. The film about the singer sparked controversy, including the singer’s father, Mitch, who claimed the film was misleading and untrue. Filming them makes it hard for people because it’s not about them.