Amy Winehouse

The family of the late singer Amy Winehouse is speaking out against the documentary about the life of their daughter, they say the film is “unbalanced” and “misleading.” The film is set to debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Get more details after the jump.

The film titled Amy was initially supported by the Winehouse family. However the family now wants to “disassociate themselves from the forthcoming film,” according to the statement released by the family spokesperson.

The Grammy-winning artist, died at the age of 27 from alcohol poisoning back in July 2011.

Amy’s father Mitch, said, “I felt sick when I watched it for the first time. Amy would be furious. This is not what she would have wanted.”

The family claims that the film is misleading and the director did a poor job in the narrative by only gathering information from a small pool of the singer’s associates.

According to the family, “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.”

The family complains that the film completely leaves out Amy’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil and the important role he played in her life.

They believe that he films director Asif Kapadia, just failed to understand the Rehab singer, her problems and condition, as well as the countless efforts that her family made to help her.

The family was devastated by the way the film falsely portrays Mitch as an absent father who was more focused on making his daughter a star rather that to get her the help she needed. The film even makes reference to the fact that Mitch uses the addiction charity set up in Winehouse’s name to make himself rich.

The director for the film completely deny these accusations. He claims, that Winehouse’s family did not support her when in mattered the most.

A spokes person for the film stated, “We came on board with the full backing of the Winehouse family and we approached the project with total objectivity,” the spokesperson continued, “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.”

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