Youth Prize, Cannes 2007
Official Selection, 2007 Toronto Film Festival
This gorgeously shot black-and-white film sensitively chronicles the life of post-punk pioneer Ian Curtis, the uniquely talented and troubled frontman of the iconic band Joy Division. Acclaimed photographer and director Anton Corbijn leads newcomer Sam Riley to a riveting, revelatory performance in the title role. The film's electrifying score includes original tracks from David Bowie, Roxy Music and Iggy Pop—and the actors playing the band give remarkably evocative and accurate live performances of Joy Division songs.
DIR/PROD Anton Corbijn; SCR Matt Greenhalgh, based on Deborah Curtis' autobiography Touching From a Distance; PROD Todd Eckert and Orian Williams. UK/US, 2007, b&w, 121 min. RATED R
Thursday, November 1, 9:30
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