Kumu Documentary: The Most Beautiful Boy in the World
Location: Kumu auditorium
Original title Världens vackraste pojke
Dir Kristina Lindström, Kristian Petri
Sweden 2021, 94 min
In English, Italian, Swedish and French with English subtitles
Introduction by Peeter Simm.
In 1970, the film-maker 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 sent to spend a short but intense part of his turbulent youth between the Lido in Venice, London, the Cannes Film Festival and distant Japan.
Fifty years after the premiere of “Death in Venice”, Björn takes us on a remarkable journey through personal memories, cinema history, stardust and tragic events in what could be Björn’s last attempt to finally get his life back on track.
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