The Most Beautiful Boy in the World
Sat Feb 5 2:00 PM
Björn Andrésen was 15 when he starred as Tadzio opposite Dirk Bogarde in Luchino Visconti’s adaptation of Death in Venice. A year later, during the film’s London premiere, Visconti proclaimed Andrésen to be “the world’s most beautiful boy”. A comment that might have seemed flattering at the time became a burden that tainted Andrésen’s life. Now in his sixties, Andrésen opens up about the irresponsible treatment he was subjected to and how the “curse of beauty” distorted his formative years. With a fascinating mix of archival and contemporary footage, including the screen test that started it all, The Most Beautiful Boy in the World is a thoughtful and quietly devastating meditation on obsession, trauma and the cost of fame.
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