Aroview: Dynamic, satisfyingly comprehensive music doco chronologically tracks the career of influential British post-punk band Joy Division.
All the more credible for the endorsement and considerable input of the surviving band members, this provides much of the context and nitty-gritty details that were sorely missing from the fictionalised CONTROL. Dir. Gee -- widely lauded for his intimate tour doco RADIOHEAD – MEETING PEOPLE IS EASY -- successfully meshes a series of captivating talking heads with an aesthetic buoyancy mastered through years of producing strikingly inventive musical videos.
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5 stars (Exceptional) One of the best and honest accounts of one of the most influential bands you're ever likely to see. Glad to see a documentary about Joy Division that focuses on the band themselves. ~Anon
4 stars (Very Good) Intelligent use of archival film of Manchester to establish the background to events. The interviewees are excellent - no flamboyance just down to earth North of England colourful reminiscences. They have put Joy Division to bed and got on with life.~tubbs