The Most Beautiful Boy in the World

Category: documentary
Director: Kristian Petri
Kristina Lindström
Country: Sweden
Year: 2021
Length: 93'
Production Status: completed

Summary

In 1969, 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. One year later he discovered Björn Andrésen, a shy 15-year-old Swedish teenager, who he brought to international fame overnight and lead 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, cinematographic history, stardust and tragic events in what could be the last attempt for him to finally get his life back on track.


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