Joy Division celebrate 40 years of Unknown Pleasures with a 10-part film series

A series of films celebrating Joy Division‘s 1979 landmark album Unknown Pleasures are being released to mark its 40th anniversary.

Unknown Pleasures: Reimagined is a series of 10 new videos, one for each of the tracks on the LP, each reinterpreted by a different director.

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To celebrate 40 years since the release of their iconic album Unknown Pleasures, Joy Division are releasing a music video series that reimagines each track on the album.

The band’s visual coordinator, Warren Jackson, has commissioned 10 new films to be made – one for each track on the album – which will present what is described as a “filmic re-imagining of the music in 2019.”

Each of the films is to be created by different directors from across the globe. The first video of the series, directed by Icelandic directors Helgi and Hörður who have previously worked with the Sigur Rós and Yoko Ono, is a reimagining of the haunting closing track off the album, I Remember Nothing. Starring in the video is actor Baltasar Breki Samper, who stars in the acclaimed drama Chernobyl.

Check out the first instalment of the series below.

Unknown Pleasures turned 40 on July 15th. The band have already reissued a limited edition LP on ruby red vinyl.