Written by Ingmar Bergman, The Best Intentions is the story of a family and a bygone era (1909 – 1918) played out against the background of a Sweden stifled by a rigid class system and in the throes of a General Strike. Poverty stricken young HENRIK meets a beautiful and vivacious upper-class girl, Anna (Pernilla August), who is adored by all, especially her father (played by Max Von Sydow). They fall in love despit the opposition of Henrik’s mother. With love, and not a little pain, Ingmar Bergman depicts his parents and their complex love story over a decade of upheaval. As the author writes, it is all a game, but a game that nevertheless requires considerable effort.
Director Bille August
Writer Ingmar Bergman
Cast Pernilla August; Max von Sydow
Producers Ingrid Dahlberg
Production Credits SVT Drama, Danmarks Radio, Yleisradio, La Sept Cinéma, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen,, Channel Four Films, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Norsk Rikskringkasting, Ríkisútvarpið-Sjónvarp RÚV, Focus Features International