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Joy Division film ‘Control’ hits Cannes

Ian Curtis biopic opens Director's Fortnight

“Control” kicked off the Directors’ Fortnight with a bang as the Ian Curtis biopic drew praise for its portrayal of the troubled leader of Joy Division, who committed suicide at 23 but left a lasting legacy. (New Order was formed by the survivng members.)

Pic’s stars and real-life couple Sam Riley and Alexandra Maria Lara cozied up while New Order’s Peter Hook embraced film’s director Anton Corbijn.

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