|Original title||Amy - The Girl Behind the Name|
|Country of production||United Kingdom|
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James Gay-Rees ,
Paul Bell ,
Antonio Pinto ,
Amy (Original title: Amy - The Girl Behind the Name ) is a 2015 British documentary - motion picture film about the life of Amy Winehouse . Asif Kapadia worked as a director . In Germany the film was distributed by the film distributor Prokino. The film was produced by Universal Music , Playmaker Film and Krishwerkz Entertainment. The film was shown in German cinemas from July 16, 2015. The film was released in Great Britain on July 3, 2015, in Cannes on May 16, 2015. The film premiere in Great Britain was at the Edinburgh International Film Festival .
The film shows the career of Amy Winehouse and her death at the age of 27 in Camden, north London on July 23, 2011 as a result of alcohol poisoning.
The film begins in 1998 with an amateur video showing Amy Winehouse, then 14, singing with her friend Juliette Ashby at a birthday party. The other film shows Winehouse's career, which had great success with her two albums Frank (2003) and Back to Black (2006). Her problems with private relationships, bulimia and a tendency towards self-destruction are also discussed. A major issue is her drug addiction, which eventually led to her early death. The documentary consists of interviews with Winehouse, friends, relatives and work colleagues. A performance by Winehouse at the Virgin Festival, Pimlico, Baltimore in 2007 and unreleased songs like "Stronger Than Me", "In My Bed", "What Is It About Men?" And Donny Hathaway's "We're Still Friends", a cover of Johnny Mercer's "Moon River" are also part of the documentation.
On Rotten Tomatoes , the film is described as good with 97 percent. However, the film is also referred to as one-dimensional. Father Mitch Winehouse criticized his daughter Amy for being misrepresented.
- 2015: European Film Award in the category Best European Documentary Film
- 2015: Boston Online Film Critics Association for Best Documentation
- 2015: Boston Society of Film Critics Award for best documentary
- 2015: Hollywood Film Awards for Best Documentation
- 2015: National Board of Review in the Best Documentation category
- 2015: Nomination for the Satellite Award in the Best Documentation category
- 2015: Boston Online Film Critics Association for Best Documentary
- 2015: Nomination: British Independent Film Award for Best Documentary
- 2015: Chicago Film Critics Association Best Documentary
- 2015: Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Best Documentary
- 2015: Detroit Film Critics Society Best Documentary
- 2015: Nomination: East End Film Festival Best Documentary
- 2015: Nomination: Edinburgh International Film Festival Audience Award
- 2015: Nomination: Edinburgh International Film Festival Best Documentary
- 2016: Nomination: 2016 BRIT Awards
- 2016: Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Documentary
- 2016: American Cinema Editors Award for Best Edited Documentary Film
- 2016: Nomination: Austin Film Critics Association for Best Documentary
- 2016: Nomination: Bodil in the category Best Documentary (decision pending)
- 2016: Grammy in the Best Music Film category
- 2016: BAFTA nomination for Outstanding British Film
- 2016: BAFTA in the Best Documentation category
- 2016: Oscar in the category Best Documentary
- 2016: Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Documentary