Keswick Film Club - Control


Director: Anton Corbijn Country: UK
Cert: 15 Year: 2007 Length: 122 mins

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Score: 81.69% Attendance: 172


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Rock photographer Corbijn turns to movies ('shooting with a poet's eye', Rolling Stone) to fictionalise the brief life of Ian Curtis of Joy Division. Based on his widow's memoir, Cannes-award-winning Control brilliantly captures, in black and white, northern Britain in the late 70's, with a superb central performance – including singing – from newcomer Sam Riley, and fine self-effacing support from Samantha Morton. Both the lives and the music are superbly honoured.


open_quote ...the best film of the year: a tender, bleakly funny and superbly acted biopic close_quote Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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