THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOY IN THE WORLD
Directors: Kristina Lindström, Kristian Petri
Documentary | Sweden | 2021
94 min | Dolby 5.1
55th Hof International Film Festival
In 1970, filmmaker Luchino Visconti traveled 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 spending a short but intense part of his turbulent youth between the Lido in Venice, London, the Cannes Film Festival and far-away 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.
With BJÖRN ANDRESEN
Cinematography ERIK VALLSTEN, Editing HANNA LEJONQVIST, DINO JONSÄTER, Sound Design BRIAN DYRBY, KRISTOFFER SALTING, Music ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF, FILIP LEYMAN, Production STINA GARDELL