In the film industry there’s the fluff of red carpet premiers, and then there’s the serious stuff like the Cannes Film Festival. Cannes is where the real artists go to be recognized among peers of genius. Yesterday (Thursday) marked the 60th birthday of the festival, which opened on the French Riviera.
Music is big in Cannes this year. One of the most talked-about films so far is “Control”, a biopic about the life and premature death of Joy Division’s Ian Curtis. Sam Riley’s performance as the tragic singer is superb, as is Samantha Morton as his wife. If ever you want a reminder of how the rock’n'roll life can turn around and devour you, this is it.