Anton Corbijn wins British film awards

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29 November 2007, LONDEN – Anton Corbijn's film Control won a number of prizes at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA). The Dutchman won in five of the ten categories for which his directorial debut had been nominated.

29 November 2007

LONDEN – Anton Corbijn's film Control won a number of prizes at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA). The Dutchman won in five of the ten categories for which his directorial debut had been nominated.

The BBC reported this on Thursday.

Control, a biopic on Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, won in the categories best film, most promising newcomer (lead actor Sam Riley), best director, best debut director, and best supporting actor (Toby Kebbell).

The winners of the British film awards were announced on Wednesday evening in London.

Control depicts the last years and suicide of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis. The film has been showing in Dutch cinemas since 11 October.

The film already won awards for best film and best actor at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the audience award at the Melbourne International Film Festival and two awards during the Cannes Film Festival.

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Subject: Dutch news

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