Keswick Film Festival

Control

Director: Anton Corbijn Country: UK
Cert: 15 Year: 2007 Length: 122 mins
FebFilm 2008
Control

Audience Reaction

Score: 81.69% Attendance: 172

Links

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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.

Critics

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







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