Amy Winehouse’s father has criticized a documentary about the late singer’s life, saying it’s “misleading”.
Mitch Winehouse says the producers left out key details.
He says the film is unbalanced, and isn’t happy with the way he’s portrayed.
Amy is due to be shown at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
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The documentary was made by the same team behind the BAFTA-winning documentary Senna, about the Formula 1 racing driver Ayrton Senna.
Mitch Winehouse, who now fronts the Amy Winehouse Foundation, says the film presents him as not being there to help Amy, something he denies.
His comments come as a spokesperson for Amy Winehouse’s family said they “would like to disassociate themselves from the forthcoming film about their much missed and beloved Amy”.
The filmmakers have defended the documentary saying: “When we were approached to make the film, we came on board with the full backing of the Winehouse family and we approached the project with total objectivity, as with Senna.
“During the production process, we conducted in the region of 100 interviews with people that knew Amy Winehouse; friends, family, former-partners and members of the music industry that worked with her.
“The story that the film tells is a reflection of our findings from these interviews.”
Amy Winehouse died at the age of 27 from alcohol poisoning in July 2011.
An Amy Winehouse statue has been unveiled in Camden, north London.
The life-size bronze statue of singer has been unveiled three years after Amy Winehouse’s death and fell on what would have been her 31st birthday.
Amy Winehouse’s father, Mitch Winehouse, said she was “in love with Camden” and it was the place fans associated with her.
Created by sculptor Scott Eaton, the statue features Amy Winehouse with her hand on hip and her trademark beehive hairdo.
Fans and relatives gathered for the unveiling in Camden’s Stable Market, where it will be a permanent memorial to the singer.
Amy Winehouse statue has been unveiled in Camden, north London (photo EPA)
London-based Scott Eaton, who sculpted the piece after being introduced to Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch, said the statue was meant to capture her “attitude and strength, but also give subtle hints of insecurity”.
“The hand on the hip, the turn of the head, the grabbing of the skirt, the turned in foot – these are all small elements that contribute to the personality of the piece,” he said.
Mitch Winehouse said seeing the statue was “incredibly emotional” adding that its creator had “done an amazing job in capturing her”.
“It is like stopping her in a beautiful moment in time,” he added.
“We really hope Amy’s fans love the statue.”
Amy Winehouse died at her home in 2011 at the age of 27.
She had previously struggled with alcohol and drug abuse. The inquest into her death found she died of accidental alcohol poisoning.
Amy Winehouse’s family has since set up a foundation in her name to help young people with problems including addiction.
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