Friday, July 20, 2007


Control is the debut film of Anton Corbijn and plays in the Vangard program at TIFF. Based on a true story, the film tells a profile of Ian Curtis (Sam Riley), the enigmatic singer of Joy Division, a band in Manchester, whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.
Now this sounds an awful lot like Kurt Cobain to me, and in fact Corbijn directed a video for Nirvana. So this doesn't interest me at the outset, but Corbijn has got some solid actors, including Samantha Morton, to be in the film. This makes it a toss up for me.

The film played at Cannes to generally positive reviews. The film is shot in black & white.

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