Saturday, October 06, 2007

Control - Joy Division movie By Lezah Williamson

Playing at the VIFF

Control the critically acclaimed film based on the life of 'Joy Division frontman 'Ian Curtis, is screened on (Sept. 28 at 9 pm) and (September 29 at 2 pm) at the Granville Cinema as part of the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Control is the critic's pick for the VIFF, and it premiered to rave reviews at Cannes in May, 2007.

Control's director is Anton Corbijn, who also has a personal history with the band: he's the guy who took the well-known pic of the band standing in a tube station. This photo served not only as a popular image of the band, it also came to symbolize the social change that was sweeping England in the late 1970s.

The film is based primarily on the biography penned by Curtis's widow, Deborah Curtis, and all music in the film was scored by the surviving members of the band.

Control stars Sam Riley, who played Mark E. Smith in '24 Hour Party People'.

Can't make the VIFF screenings this weekend? Stay tuned: the movie will be in general release later this fall.

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