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The Most Beautiful Boy in the World
Institute of Contemporary Arts

The Most Beautiful Boy In the World, dirs. Kristina Lindström & Kristian Petri, Sweden 2021, 93 min., Danish with English subtitles, English, Swedish, French and Japanese with English subtitles


Luchino Visconti travelled through Europe in 1970 looking for the perfect boy to personify beauty in his adaptation of Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice. In Stockholm, he discovered Björn Andrésen, a shy 15-year-old boy who became internationally famous almost overnight. What happened next?

Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri’s film charts Andrésen’s turbulent story – a youth spent between the Lido in Venice, London, the Cannes Film Festival and Japan, and an adulthood spent coming to terms with his teenage objectification as the beauty ideal. Fifty years after the film’s premiere, Andrésen takes us on a remarkable journey through personal memories and cinema history, through tragedy and stardust, in what could be his final attempt to get his life back on track.
 
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