Set in Manchester during the 1970s, this biopic profiles the life of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic lead singer of post-punk band Joy Division, who committed suicide at the age of 23 just as the band was on the brink of international fame and fortune.
The story of Joy Division is given pitch-perfect treatment by auteur Anton Corbijn, who photographed the post-punk band in their heyday. Corbijn retains the minimalist B&W framing of his photography for this moody portrait of a doomed star, featuring an intense, uncanny performance by Sam Riley.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France