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The life and tragic downfall of Amy Winehouse

Still image from the new film, AMY
Still image from the new film, AMY

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Nearly a decade ago, singer Amy Winehouse took the world by storm with the release of her second album, Back To Black and the single Rehab. 

She went on to win five Grammys including Best New Artist , Record of the Year and Song of the year.

But her life was in turmoil. Dogged by personal problems as well as drug and alcohol addiction, she died of alcohol poisoning at the age of 27.

But a new new documentary explores her life, before the fame and after. It's called AMY, and its already receiving praise all over the globe. Here's the theatrical trailer:

Take Two spoke with the film’s director Asif Kapadia, and he started by talking about what struck him most when he began digging through the old footage. 

"I think it was just the simple things that came across when I saw the early footage, one she was really funny, and she was really intelligent. I showed an early version to friends of mine and they started crying when they saw the beginning. And I asked them after why they were crying, and they said, I'd never seen her happy before …"