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The Best of Intentions

A vengeful father suspects that his mentally disabled daughter has been the victim of sexual abuse and confronts the caregiver he believes to be guilty. In exacting revenge he forgets about his daughters life threatening condition. A dramatic thriller resting on moral dilemmas.

  • Emil T. Jonsson
    Director
  • Björn Boström
    Writer
  • Emil T. Jonsson
    Writer
  • Emil T. Jonsson
    Producer
  • Per Ragnar
    Key Cast
    (Let the Right One In)
  • Emil T. Jonsson
    Key Cast
  • Peter Nylander
    Music by
  • Gabriel Mkrttchian
    Cinematography by
    (Pleasure)
  • Max Arehn
    Editing by
  • Anna-Karin Cameron
    Production Design by
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Han som ville henne så väl
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 5, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Sweden
  • Country of Filming:
    Sweden
  • Film Language:
    Swedish
  • Shooting Format:
    Alexa 2K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Gothenburg International Film Festival
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    January 26, 2014
    Swedish premiere
  • Palm Springs International Short Film Festival
    Palm Springs, CA
    June 17, 2014
    North American Premiere
  • Starz Denver International Film Festival
    Denver, Colorado
    November 18, 2014
  • International Short Film Festival of Cyprus
    Cyprus
    October 18, 2015
    European Premiere
  • Art & Algorithms Film Festival
    Florida
    October 1, 2015
  • Arctic Light Film Festival
    Kiruna
    Sweden
    November 1, 2015
  • Lisbon International Film Festival
  • Norwich Radical Film Festival
  • Kurzfilmfestival Diessen am Ammersee
  • Atharva Short and Doc Film Festival
  • Milan Online Film Festival
  • UK Screen One International Film Festival
  • Fun Size Horror
  • Bleeding Critic
  • Film Shortage
  • BRWC (Battle Royale with Cheese)
  • The 7th Matrix
  • First Showing
  • Filmtopp.se
  • Spel och Filmer
  • One Film Fan
  • Indie Flix
  • Independent FImmakers
  • Directors Notes (WeAreDN)
  • Movie Pilot
  • We Are Indie Horror
  • Sanford International Film Festival

    Best International Film
  • The New Cinema Classic Film Festival

    Best Debut
Director Biography - Emil T. Jonsson

Born in 1978 in Upplands Väsby, Sweden. Emil Jonsson has been working as an actor on screen, and a director on stage, for fifteen years, in Sweden and abroad. This is his directorial film debut.

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Director Statement

When I read the radio play of the same title, I felt enchanted by this study in guilt and exposure. It was pervaded by the kind of non-realistic and nightmarish mood you’d find in writings by Stig Dagerman (famous Swedish author). The idea grew to make a timeless genre movie; a thriller resting on moral dilemmas, leaving the viewer unsure about with whom to sympathise. And an ending where everything comes to a head.