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The Best Intentions - Preview & competition

The Best Intentions

Preview by Jack Foley

APRIL 26, 2010, sees the release of The Best Intentions on DVD, winner of the Palm D’OR at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival.

A collaborative effort between two of the greatest Scandinavian directors – Swedish Auteur Ingmar Bermar and Danish film legend Billy August – The Best Intentions is quintessential European Cinema at its best.

The Best Intentions is the story of poverty stricken young Henrik (Samuel Fröler) meets a beautiful and vivacious upper class girl, Anna, (Pernilla August) who is adored by all, especially her father, the affectionate but ailing Johan (Max von Sydow).

They fall in love despite the opposition of Henrik’s mother, the pitiful and asthmatic Alma (Mona Malm), and Anna’s mother, Karin (Ghita Nørby), the real ruler of the family.

With love and not a little pain, Ingmar Bergman depicts his parents and their complex love story over a decade of upheaval – from 1909 when they first meet to the summer of 1918 when Bergman was in his mother’s womb, about to embark on his own journey through life.

As the author writes, it is all a game but a game that nevertheless requires considerable effort.

For your chance to win just answer the following question…

Q. Which board game is played in Bergman’s The Seventh Seal?

Simply send the answer to Best Intentions competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

The Best Intentions is released on DVD on April 26.