In 1971, due to the world premiere of Death in Venice, Italian director Lucino Visconti proclaimed his Tadzio as the world’s most beautiful boy. A shadow that today, 50 years later, weighs Björn Andresen’s life. A film about the price of beauty. A drama that takes us to Japan, Italy, France and Denmark.
Directors: Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri
Cinematographer: Erik Vallsten
Editor: Hanna Lejonqvist, Dino Jonsäter
Composer: Anna von Hausswolff, Filip Leyman
Head of Archive: Jonas Goldmann
Producer: Stina Gardell
Length: Festival version 94 min, TV version 52 min
Release: World Premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2021
Developed with the support of the Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA of the European Union, The Swedish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Film invest Örebro and Jonas Gardell Produktion, in coproduction with SVT and ZDF/ARTE, in collaboration with YLE
Sundance FF21 Official Selection
Selected for Nordisk Panorama Observer+ 2018 and awarded Best Nordic Project at Docs Ports Incheon, South Korea 2018
29 Jan, World Premiere, Sundance Film Festival, USA
1 April, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong
8 April, Cleveland International Film Festival, USA
25 April, Moscow International Film Festival, Russia
6 May, CPH:Dox, Denmark
25 June, Pesaro Film Festival, Italy
29 June, La Rochelle International Film Festival, France
3 July, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece
4 July, Revelation Perth International Film Festival, Austraila
28 August, Atlàntida Mallorca Film Festival, Spain
31 August, Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel
13 September, Film by the Sea Film Festival, Netherlands
16 August, Monterrey Film Festival, Mexico (Audience Award Winner)
12 September, Master of Art Film Festival, Bulgaria (Winner of AURUBIS AWARDS)
PRESS COVERAGE, A SELECTION
The Article, "Review"
BBC World Service,"Interview with Björn Andrésen"
The New European Online,"Twilight of the Golden Boy"
No More Workhorse, "Review"
Hey U Guys, "Review"
Financial Times, "The Most Beautiful Boy in the World - a deeply sad exposé"
British Film Institute, "Interview with Kristina Lindström & Kristian Petri"
Doc Arena Podcast, "Interview with Kristina Lindström & Kristian Petri"
The Tablet, "Men overboard"
Empire Online, "Review"
Movies 1, "Review"
BBC Radio 5 Live, "Kermode and Mayo's Film Review " starts at 1:26:54
The Sunday Telegraph, "Whatever happened to 'the world's most beautiful boy'?"
The Times: Saturday Review, "Björn Andresen: 'Death in Venice messed up my life'"
The Irish Independent, "Luchino Visconti's curse for the most beautiful boy in the world"
News Talk FM: Screen Time, Interview with Kristina Lindström & Kristian Petri
BBC News The Film Review, starts at 5:36 minutes
Monocle Radio: The Globalist, starts at 54:54 minutes
Big Mouth Podcast, starts at 19:48 minutes
It's a Stampede, Review
Parky at the Pictures, Review
One Room with a View, Review
Close Up Film, Review
The Sunday Times, Review
Capital Reviewer, Review
The Entertainment Website, Review
Premiere Scene, Interview with Kristina Lindström & Kristian Petri
The Upcoming, Review
Boys on Film, Review
Spinning Platters, "Film Feature: Best of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival"
Newsradio WSGW,"2021 Sundance Film Festival: Day 2 Highlights"
Nashville Scene, "15 Standouts From the 2021 (Virtual) Sundance Film Festival"
We Live Entertainment, "Sundance 2021 Review: The Exquisite Tragedy of 'The Most Beautiful Boy in the World'"
Screen Daily, "10 films that stood out at Sundance 2021"
The New York Times - Sundance Diary, part 3: Documentaries Thar Don't Despair
Sight and Sound, "The Most Beautiful Boy in the World"
Screen Daily, 'The Most Beautiful Boy in the World': Sundance Review
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