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The trailer for the highly anticipated documentary film Amy: The Girl Behind the Name, based on the life of spectacular singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, has been released online (watch it in full below).
Amy Winehouse, who died aged 27, racked up six Grammy Awards over her career, which spanned two critically acclaimed albums. Her career was sadly cut short, leaving fans mourning the young star – who is commonly compared to iconic musicians such as Kurt Cobain, Billie Holiday and Minnie Ripperton.
The trailer sends shivers down the spine. Opening with the haunting tones of ‘Back to Black‘, and Amy’s voice speaking as if across an abyss, the singer claims she doesn’t want to be famous: ‘I’m not a girl or a star trying to be anything other than a musician.’
When asked if she thinks she’ll be famous, she replies, ‘I don’t think I’m going to be at all famous. I don’t think I could handle it. I would probably go mad, do you know what I mean? I would go mad.’
The film is directed by Asif Kapadia, and is thought to contain unreleased tracks, as well as video footage of the singer.
The production team for the film said, ‘Amy was a once-in-a-generation talent who captured everyone’s attention; she wrote and sung from the heart and everyone fell under her spell.’
Amy will be released in UK cinemas on 3 July, almost four years exactly from her time of death, although a US release date has not yet been confirmed.