There is nothing extraordinary about Henrik and Anna, the central couple of THE BEST INTENTIONS, except for the fact that they are the fictionalized parents of the great Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. Nevertheless, as remembered by the film's screenwriter, Bergman himself, and
visualized by the director, fellow Scandinavian Bille August, they become profoundly moving examples of the power of human passion.
Henrik Bergman (Samuel Froler) is invited to dine with the grand, bourgeois Akerblom family by his seminary school-friend Ernst (Bjorn Kjellman). He falls in love instantly with Ernst's disarming, headstrong sister, Anna (Pernilla August). She soon visits t...