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Control is a 2007 black and white biopic about Joy Division singer Ian Curtis. Directed by Anton Corbijn, Control stars actor Sam Riley as Ian. The film follows Ian Curtis' life from 1973 to 1980, focusing on his marriage to Deborah, the formation and rise of his band Joy Division, his struggle with epilepsy, and his extramarital affair with Annik, culminating in his May 1980 suicide. The film's title comes from the Joy Division song "She's Lost Control". Control premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on 17 May 2007 where it won several awards and went on to win five British Independent Film Awards.