Todays screenshot is taken from the biopic of Joy Divisions front man Ian Curtis’ life.
This whole film is visually astounding, unsurprising because Anton Corbijn, the director, was originally a photographer.
This particular scene is a key moment in the film where Ian confesses to his wife Debbie that he doesn’t think he loves her anymore. The moment signals the further disintegration of their marriage and the increasing despair that Ian experiences being torn between two loves and living a life he is no longer happy in.
This shot with Debbie out of focus and she walks away from an exhausted looking Ian clutching at his beer can on the grey Macclesfield street is a poignant and beautiful.