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Joy Division

Control rocks: a film review in B&W

Manchester lad Ian Curtis (Sam Riley) drags himself up from his desk as a young employment agency officer to become the enigmatic lead singer of newly formed Joy Division in the 70s music scene. In the last few years of his short life, he marries his girlfriend Debbie (Samantha Morton), rises to fame and acclaim as writer and dynamic punk rock singer, fathers a baby girl, falls in love with a Belgian part-time journalist Annik (Alexandra Maria Lara) and struggles with epilepsy - until his tragic...

Interview with Anton Corbijn - Control

The 70s UK band, Joy Division, was responsible for two life changing moments, photographer and Control director Anton Corbijn tells Jimmy Thomson when talking about his biopic of Joy Division’s ill-fated lead singer Ian Curtis.Photographer and rock music video director Anton Corbijn can credit British post-punk band Joy Division with two life-changing moments. The first was his decision to leave his native Holland to live and work in the UK, the second was as the subject of his first and highl...

Anton Corbijn will visit Stockholm November 22-25.

Photographer and director Anton Corbijn will visit the Stockholm International Film Festival to screen his feature debut Control. Control, a biopic of Joy Division front figure Ian Curtis, is in competition and has the chance to win the prestigious Bronze Horse. Anton Corbijn began his career as a photographer in London in the late 70’s, where he photographed bands like Joy Division and Public Image Ltd. He’s worked with bands like U2, Metallica, The Rolling Stones and R.E.M, but is probably...

Biz Buzz: More Deals Announced

 Thursday, September 13---------As the Toronto International Film Festival moves into its final weekend, more distribution deals were announced. While the film trades have dubbed this session a little underwhelming in terms of acquisitions, expect news to trickle out in the coming weeks. As one film buyer I talked to said: "With the marketplace so difficult for international films and documentaries doing less than last year, it is difficult to fall under the pressure to pick up something a...

Anton Corbijn’s CONTROL wins Europa Cinemas Label in Cannes

Anton Corbijn’s CONTROL has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Directors’ Fortnight/Quinzaine des Réalisateurs section, it was announced today by a jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors. The Label will be awarded this evening at the Directors Fortnight prize ceremony.This marks the fifth year that the Europa Cinemas Label will be awarded at Cannes, and complements the Labels awarded at the Panorama section in Berlin, the Venice Days section of the Mostra del Cinema,...