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The Most Beautiful Boy in the World (15)

an image of Bjorn, the "most beautiful boy in the world"

This unique documentary explores the effects of overnight fame on a Swedish teenager fifty years after he starred in Visconti's Death in Venice.

In 1970, filmmaker Luchino Visconti travelled through Europe looking for the perfect boy to personify "absolute beauty" in his adaptation of Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice. In Stockholm, he discovered Björn Andrésen, a shy 15-year-old who rocketed to international fame overnight. After finding fame Andrésen spent a short but intense part of his turbulent youth between the Lido in Venice, London, and Cannes Film Festival.

Fifty years after the premiere of Death in Venice, Björn takes us on a remarkable journey made of personal memories, cinema history, stardust and tragic events in what could be Bjorn’s last attempt for him to finally get his life back on track.

Tagged with: Cinema New releases

Sweden 2021 Dir Kristian Petri, Kristina Lindström 94 min

 

 

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Before the film, you’re welcome to eat and drink in the Cinema Café area, although the cinema foyer spaces won’t be available at the moment, to allow for social distancing.

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1) Bookable online only (not available at Barbican Cinema Box Office or over the phone).

2) Drink must be redeemed on the same day as the film is attended.

3) Not available for 3D films, ScreenTalks, Festivals or Event Cinema, Cinema On Demand or film screenings held outside of Cinema 1, 2 or 3. 

4) One drink (glass of house red or white wine, bottle of beer or soft drink) per ticket.

5) Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

6) Non-transferable and has no equivalent cash value.

7) Valid from Thu 1 Jul 2021 until Fri 27 August 2021 . 

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