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In 1971at the world premiere of Death in Venice in London, Italian director Luchino Visconti proclaimed Björn Andrésen, the teen star of his latest film, "The most beautiful boy in the world.” This is the story of a boy who was thrust to international stardom for his iconic looks and lived a life of glamour. 50 years later, Björn looks back.


...haunting,... it’s a psychologically probing portrait of Bjorn Andresen, who as a teenager was cast in “Death in Venice,” Luchino Visconti’s 1971 adaptation of the Thomas Mann novella.

The New York Times


The Most Beautiful Boy in the World is one of the few documentaries to dwell so gravely and persuasively on how sudden fame can ruin a young life, bypassing any perks of stardom.

Vogue


This film has real purpose, it reminds us that human beauty is human first and foremost.

Screen Daily

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    94 minutes
  • Language
    Swedish
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Premiere
    NO
  • Rating
    N/A
  • Director
    Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri
  • Producer
    Stina Gardell
  • Filmmaker
    Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri
  • Cast
    Björn Andrésen, Luchino Visconti
  • Editor
    Hanna Lejonqvist and Dino Jonsäter
  • Composer
    Anna von Hausswolff
  • Music
    Anna von Hausswolff