Control (15)

Director: Anton Corbijn
Starring: Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Alexandra Maria Lara
UK, 2006 2 hour 2 minutes

Monday 31 March 7.30pm
Lion Ballroom Leominster

Friday 4 April 8.00pm
The Screen at Hay

Friday 11 April 8.00pm
The Simpson Hall, Burghill

The best British movie in a long time, the story of the sweet, short life of Joy Division's Ian Curtis gives This Is England a run for its money in the way it captures Britain in the seventies. Beautiful and poetic, yet hard-edged and honest, this is an absolute joy with its wonderfully composed B/W images, an arresting central performance from unknown Sam Riley, and a funny, totally believable script that effortlessly captures what life is like in a struggling band.

Winner of Golden Camera for Best Director, Cannes Film Festival 2007

Winner Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature at Edinburgh Film Festival 2007

Winner of the Carl Foreman BAFTA for Special Achievement
in their first film

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