Tuesday Oct 19, 2021

Reflections on childhood trauma, creativity and mental well-being

In this podcast, Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri (Swedish film makers) reflect on their documentary film 'The most beautiful boy in the world' (2021) and their professional relationship with the film's protagonist, Björn Andrésen. Björn came to international fame at the age of 15 when Italian director Luchino Visconti cast him as Tadzio, the young boy in his film 'Death in Venice' (1971). Kristina and Kristian comment on the long-term impact of childhood trauma on the mental well-being of Swedish artists such as Björn Andrésen and Astrid Lindgren. They comment on the need for clear rules of engagement and professional boundaries between artists and executive managers to avoid physical and psychological exploitation of those artists. Related blog post with transcript: https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2021/10/14/reflections-on-childhood-trauma-creativity-and-mental-well-being/ Other related links: https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2019/08/20/healing-by-art-almodovar-champions-arts-for-health-and-well-being/ https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2018/02/13/two-sides-coin/ https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2020/10/23/a-woman-on-the-verge-of-suicide/ https://mh.bmj.com/content/45/3/235 https://mh.bmj.com/content/43/1/30

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