Corbijn in 'Control' as EIFF wraps


LONDON -- Dutch-born Anton Corbijn's debut feature, "Control," picked up the top two prizes at this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival, which closed Sunday.

Corbijn's black-and-white feature, which details the life and suicide of Joy Division founder and frontman Ian Curtis, picked up the Michael Powell Award for new British feature from the main jury.

The film also scored the festival's inaugural best performance award for lead actor Sam Riley for his portrayal of Curtis.

Eight of the 11 films competing for the Michael Powell Award were debut features, including Tom Shankland's "WAZ," Roger Goldby's "The Waiting Room" and Jim Threapleton's "Extreme Rendition."