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In it, a 14-year-old Winehouse – all teeth and zits and look-at-me, don’t-look-at-me adolescent silliness – sings “Happy Birthday” down the lens, like an Enfield Marilyn Monroe.
From there on, the film is a harrowing two hours of camerawork of varying quality and intrusiveness, stitched together with Winehouse’s music and lyrics, which laid her life bare with more wit, flair and honesty than 100 paparazzi shots could.
‘When Amy was alive, I had the sense of “that girl Amy Winehouse who I know and care about [has] got really serious addiction issue. I must do something about it” – but obviously was unable to.’ The documentary has provoked outrage from Amy’s father, Mitch Winehouse, who has said he has been shown in a bad light, but Russell wonders if the film – which he adds, we’ll never know if it’s actually the truth – is intrusive and goes on to talk about how addiction has been glamourised.
The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.
Amy Winehouse’s unexpected death from alcohol poisoning in 2011 sparked newfound sympathy and interest in the singer, who became more known for her personal problems than her talent. Kapadia is a BAFTA award-winning director, known for his 2010 documentary Senna, which examines the life and death of Brazilian Formula One racer Ayrton Senna.
It hurtles from her messing about on camera-phones in cars to wobbly film of her early sessions to footage of concerts and red carpets.
The last hour is lit up by the flashbulbs that eventually followed Winehouse wherever she went – the corner shop or the Grammys.