Control is a biopic film about the late Ian Curtis (1956-1980), lead singer of the legendary post-punk rock band Joy Division. The screenplay is based on the book Touching From a Distance, by Curtis' wife, Deborah, who is also a co-producer of the film.
The film details the life of the troubled young musician, who forged a new kind of music out of the punk rock scene of 1970s
The title is a reference to one of Joy Division's more memorable songs, "She's Lost Control". The song title is believed to be a reference to an epileptic girl Curtis befriended while working at a rehabilitation center in
The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, on 17 May 2007, where it was received well by the critics. Although shown outside the Palme d'Or competition, Control was the big winner of the Director's Fortnight winning the CICAE Art & Essai prize for best film, the "Regards Jeunes" Prize award for best first or second directed feature film and the Europa Cinemas Label prize for best European film in the sidebar.
The director Anton Corbijn is famous for his works with Depeche Mode and all the photos he took of U2, David Bowie, Billy Idol, Arcade Fire, John Lee Hooker to Quentin Tarantino and so on...Much works also for Details, Vogue or Rolling Stone Magazine.
Check also an Interview of Anton Corbijn on Youtube featuring Footage of the film.
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