The Canadian distributor has swooped on Asif Kapadia’s anticipated documentary about the late Amy Winehouse, set to premiere in Midnight Screenings on the Croisette.
Amy uses unseen archival footage and previously unheard tracks to chronicle the short life of the six-time Grammy winner and her death from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27.
James Gay-Rees produced via On The Corner Films. Mongrel cut the deal with Cinetic and plans a July release.
“Asif Kapadia is one the most talented filmmakers we have worked with and Amy is a jewel of a film – a tribute to one of the greatest singer-songwriters of our generation,” said Mongrel president Hussain Amarshi.
Mongrel distributed Kapadia’s 2010 documentary Senna. The company also holds rights to Woody Allen’s out of competition Cannes premiere Irrational Man.