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: 2021 - Sundace Film Festival
19 Jan, World Premiere, Sundance Film Festival, USA
PRESS COVERAGE, A SELECTION
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
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