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Kristina Lindström, Kristian Petri

The Most Beautiful Boy In The World

Artists on Film 93' - 2021 - Documentary - Dialogue: Italian, French, English, Swedish, Japanese - Format: DCP
Director: Kristina Lindström, Kristian Petri Composer: Anna Von Hausswolff, Filip Leyman With: Björn Andrésen, Luchino Visconti
Fifty years after the premiere of Death in Venice, Björn Andrésen, the former teen star who once embodied legendary character Tadzio in Visconti’s masterpiece, takes us on a remarkable journey of personal memories, cinema history, stardust and tragedy in what could be Björn’s last attempt to finally get his life back on track.
Wed 13 Oct
14:30
Sphinx 1
Subtitles: Dutch
Sun 17 Oct
18:30
Sphinx 3
Subtitles: Dutch
Mon 18 Oct
22:30
Sphinx 3
Subtitles: Dutch
Fri 22 Oct
09:00
Kinepolis 6
Subtitles: Dutch
The Most Beautiful Boy in the World counts the personal cost of international fame. Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri document the tragic and troubled life of Björn Andrésen, an actor thrust into stardom aged 15, after being cast in Death in Venice.” - Sight & Sound
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.

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Credits

Director

Kristina Lindström, Kristian Petri

Composer

Anna Von Hausswolff, Filip Leyman

With

Björn Andrésen, Luchino Visconti

Scenario

Kristian Petri, Kristina Lindström

Director of Photography

Erik Vallsten

Editor

Hanna Lejonqvist, Dino Jonsäter

Producer

Stina Gardell

Production studios

Mantaray Film AB

More information

Dialogue

Italian, French, English, Swedish, Japanese

Subtitles

Dutch

Countries of production

Sweden

Year

2021

Filmography

Kristina Lindström
Palme (2012)
Kristian Petri
Rocket Garden (short, 1987), Tong Tana - En resa till Borneos inre (1989), Atlanten (1995), Sommaren (1995), Fyren (2000), Tokyo Noise (2002), Detaljer (2003), Brunnen (2005), Styckmordet: Berättelsen om en rättsskandal (2005), Bad Faith (2010), The Hotel (2016), Winter Light Revisited (2018)

Technical Specs

Format
DCP

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