17 Jun Joy Division ’s Unknown Pleasures reimagined for new video series
Joy Division’s landmark 1979 album Unknown Pleasures is getting reinterpreted by 10 directors for the record’s 40th anniversary. “Unknown Pleasures: Reimagined” is a series of 10 new videos—one for each track of the LP. Each visual will be created by a different filmmaker. Described as a “filmic re-imagining of the music in 2019,” the film series will be released throughout 2019 and will be soundtracked by Joy Division’s original recordings off the celebrated album.
‘I Remember Nothing’, the first film in the new series, was directed by Helgi and Hörður – two Icelandic directors who have previously worked with artists like Sigur Ros and Yoko Ono. The aggressive and stark video stars Baltasar Breki Samper, who recently appeared in acclaimed HBO drama Chernobyl.
The iconic album has also been reissued on red vinyl, featuring the original Peter Saville artwork. Get a copy via Juno.
Check out the first installment of the new Joy Division film series below.