The Best Intentions

The director, Eirik Stubø, returns to the novel to provide his own dramatic interpretation of Anna and Henrik’s story. 

The Best Intentions

The director, Eirik Stubø, returns to the novel to provide his own dramatic interpretation of Anna and Henrik’s story. 

Dramaten, Lilla scenen
26 Aug 2016 — 30 Nov 2017
Stockholm, Sweden

About the production

It is 1909. Anna and Henrik meet. She is training to be a nurse in Stockholm; he is studying theology in Uppsala. They have nothing in common, but a strong bond of love develops between them. They will become Ingmar Bergman’s parents. The Best Intentions is a fictional account of Anna and Henrik’s love story up to the birth of their son Ingmar in 1918. The novel was published in 1991 and became the basis of a popular television series and a film that won a Golden Palm at Cannes.

The director, Eirik Stubø, returns to the novel to provide his own dramatic interpretation of Anna and Henrik’s story. 

Collaborators

  • Ingmar Bergman, Author
  • Eirik Stubø, Director
  • Kari Gravklev, Set and costume design
  • Ellen Ruge, Light
  • Mimmi Lindell, Mask
  • Erik Ehn, Henrik Bergman
  • Rebecka Hemse, Anna Åkerblom
  • Per Mattsson, Johan Åkerblom
  • Lena Endre, Karin Åkerblom
  • Otto Hargne, Ernst Åkerblom
  • Örjan Ramberg, Fredrik Bergman
  • Kicki Bramberg, Alma Bergman
  • Emma Broomé, Frida

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