Doc Nights

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOY IN THE WORLD

Directed by Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri

Sweden, 2021, 1h 33min, DCP, In Swedish and English with English Subtitles

Doc Nights

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

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General Public & Members
$13 evening / $10.50 matinee

$4 discounts for all AFS members.

“A crushing story of innocence destroyed by stardom”
—Indiewire

“Five decades later, the filmmakers have in some ways given him back his voice.”
Another Magazine

“Even if you haven’t seen Visconti’s slow, ponderous drama, you’ve likely witnessed pictures of Andrésen in his teenage years. After The Most Beautiful Boy in the World, those images won’t seem the same again.”
Dazed and Confused

In 1970, Luchino Visconti embarked on a worldwide search for “THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOY IN THE WORLD”, he found Björn Andrésen. Using archival footage of the shy teen, filmmakers Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri excavate the secrets of a boy, and face, sold to the world. 50 years after the premiere of his star-making turn as Tadzio in DEATH IN VENICE, the now 66 years old Andrésen contends with the spoils of fame and what remains of a visage cast in stardust.

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