Joy Division film to premiere at Cannes

Posted April 26th, 2007 by eric

‘Control’, the biographical film based on the life of Ian Curtis, will be screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, according to NME. Directed by long-time Joy Division collaborater Anton Corbijn, the film chronicles the final years of the doomed singer, who committed suicide on May 18, 1980. The script is based on the book Touching from a Distance, by Curtis’ estranged wife, Deborah.

Curtis’ former bandmates, who went on to form New Order, will score the film.

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