Amy Winehouse’s relatives are already not fans of the upcoming documentary about the late Grammy Award–winning singer. Winehouse’s family has issued a statement to People that calls the movie, which will debut at Cannes next month, unbalanced and incorrect. “It is both misleading and contains some basic untruths,” the statement says. “The narrative is formed by the testimony of a narrow sample of Amy’s associates, many of whom had nothing to do with her in the last years of her life. Counter views expressed to the filmmakers did not make the final cut.” Winehouse’s relatives also reportedly want to distance themselves from Asif Kapadia’s project because they believe it ignores how they and medical professionals tried to help Winehouse. Legal action could be on the table.
“We came on board with the full backing of the Winehouse family, and we approached the project with total objectivity,” a documentary spokesperson rebutted. “We conducted in the region of 100 interviews with people that knew Amy. The story that the film tells is a reflection of our findings from these interviews.” We’ll be able to judge for ourselves in July.