Amy: A Heartbreaking Portrayal Of One Woman’s Life Told Through Film
What is there to say about Amy? A film directed by SENNA film maker Afia Kapadia that, simply, tells the story of Amy Winehouse. A young woman whose career was magical but whose personal life was tragic. Kapadia’s story of the jazz artist is heartbreaking with an emotional undertone that is palpable from start to finish. Those final moments are possibly the saddest scenes seen in cinema this year, and the archive footage that displays the journey up until the singers last days honest and unsettling. The film itself is far from perfect, with a messy chronology and an uncomfortable amount of shaky footage, but the good outweighs the bad (cinematically speaking), which makes Amy a triumph in finally, and frankly, shining a light on the enigma that was the singer.