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The Most Beautiful Boy in the World

Director: Kristian Petri, Kristina Lindström Run Time: 94 min.

Country: Sweden | Languages: English, and Italian, Japanese, Swedish with English subtitles

This film screened on January 29, 2021, as part of the Sundance Film Festival 2021 satellite screenings in Columbus, Ohio. Watch the Q&A replay with the filmmakers and Ania Trzebiatowska, Sundance Film Festival Programmer, here.

Official Selection of Sundance Film Festival 2021, World Premiere, World Cinema Documentary

About the film:

Swedish actor/musician Björn Andresen’s life was forever changed at the age of 15, when he played Tadzio, the object of Dirk Bogarde’s obsession in Death in Venice – a role which led Italian maestro Luchino Visconti to dub him “the world’s most beautiful boy.” From Directors Kristina Lindström, Kristian Petri, and Producer Stina Gardell.

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