Best Wishes Bernhard / Hälsningar och kramar, Bernhard

An old man sick with cancer asks a young filmmaker to document his death. "Best Wishes, Bernhard" is a macabre portrait of a peculiar man who conducts an unsentimental relationship toward dying. He expresses deep loathing for caring, mourning, sympathy, and other human values.

Award:
Won the Swedish Film Institute's prize "Dokumentärfilms Premien" in 2003.
Nominated to the Kodak Prize, Shadow Film Festival, Amsterdam 2004

Original title: Hälsningar och kramar, Bernhard.
Cast Bernhard Nyström and Johanna St Michaels Direction: Johanna St. Michaels. Sweden 2004. 30 min. Swedish with English subtitles. Color, Beta SP The film can be bought at Nordic Panorama Market nr: 2754.

Screenings:
Holland Doc Television,Holland 2008
Human Rights Festival, Glasgow,UK 2005
Europiska dokumenärfilmsfestivalen,Oslo, Norway 2005
Nordisk Panorama, Reykavik, Iceland 2004 - as directors choise
Tempo Film Festival,Sweden 2004
Vera Film Festival, Åland, Sweden 2004
Shadow Film festival, Holland, 2003
Nordic Panorama, Malmö,Sweden, 2003, as prize winning film of Dokumentär Films Premien
Galleri Box2, Göteborg, Sweden 2003