The Most beautiful boy in the World

The Most beautiful boy in the World

2DCS/ES12
Director:Kristina Lindström, Kristian Petri
Cast:Björn Andrésen, Luchino Visconti
Premiere:24. January 2022
Length:98 minutes
Genre:Documentary

Director: Kristina Lindström, Kristian Petri  •  Cast: Björn Andrésen, Luchino Visconti

In 1971, due to the world premiere of Death in Venice, Italian director Luchino Visconti proclaimed his Tadzio as the world's most beautiful boy. 50 years later, that shadow still weighs upon Björn Andresen's life.

In 1970, filmmaker Luchino Visconti travelled throughout Europe looking for the perfect boy to personify absolute beauty in his adaptation for the screen of Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice. In Stockholm, he discovered Björn Andrésen, a shy 15-year-old teenager whom he brought to international fame overnight and led to spend a short but intense part of his turbulent youth between the Lido in Venice, London, the Cannes Film Festival and the so distant Japan. Fifty years after the premiere of Death in Venice, Björn takes us on a remarkable journey made of personal memories, cinema history, stardust and tragic events in what could be Bjorn’s last attempt for him to finally get his life back on track.

Length: 98 min

Year: 2020
Local premiere date: 24. January 2022
World premiere date: 24. January 2022

Country of origin:

  • Sweden

Director: Kristina Lindström, Kristian Petri  •  Cast: Björn Andrésen, Luchino Visconti

In 1971, due to the world premiere of Death in Venice, Italian director Luchino Visconti proclaimed his Tadzio as the world's most beautiful boy. 50 years later, that shadow still weighs upon Björn Andresen's life.

In 1970, filmmaker Luchino Visconti travelled throughout Europe looking for the perfect boy to personify absolute beauty in his adaptation for the screen of Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice. In Stockholm, he discovered Björn Andrésen, a shy 15-year-old teenager whom he brought to international fame overnight and led to spend a short but intense part of his turbulent youth between the Lido in Venice, London, the Cannes Film Festival and the so distant Japan. Fifty years after the premiere of Death in Venice, Björn takes us on a remarkable journey made of personal memories, cinema history, stardust and tragic events in what could be Bjorn’s last attempt for him to finally get his life back on track.

Year: 2020
Local premiere date: 24. January 2022
World premiere date: 24. January 2022

Country of origin:

  • Sweden
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