by Cybele Malinowski in New Events on Wednesday 16 January 2008

Based on the book by lead singer Ian Curtis’s wife, Control focuses on the progressive downfall of Joy Division’s enigmatic, depressive and epileptic singer, who ultimately has no control over the fame and success that comes his way, the wife and child he has waiting at home, and the love affair that he can’t deny. Director Anton Corbijn, an infamous rock photographer, has used his mastery over the black and white image and his first hand experience with Joy Division to create an intimate movie of this legendary post-punk 1970s band. This movie is a fluid series of beautiful images, pieced together alongside the tracks of Joy Division, a tragic soundtrack to the life and death of one of the most tragic yet fascinating pop icons of the era.

Listen to Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart.