Joy Division Film Controls British Indie Awards

Control, the biopic about late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, has scooped five prizes at the British Independent Film Awards, including best film, best director and best debut director. Julien Temple’s film about Clash singer Joe Strummer took the Best Documentary prize.

BBC NEWS reports:

Control follows Curtis’s rise to fame with Joy Division until his suicide in 1980, aged 23.

The black-and-white film – which features The Killers, David Bowie and New Order on the soundtrack – was shot for just £3m.

Dame Judi Dench was named best actress for her role as the creepy old lesbian with a crush on Cate Blanchett in thriller Notes On A Scandal. Bond star Daniel Craig won the Variety award for putting British film under the international spotlight.

Joy Division Film Controls British Indie Awards