Alena’s life is far from simple. The minute she arrives at her new high school, Filippa and some of the other girls devote their time to bullying her incessantly. Her best friend, Josefin, can’t bear to see her suffering and prepares to take drastic measures, even though she’s been dead for a year. Bullying and teen angst take a bloody, spectral shape in this adaptation of Kim W. Andersson’s celebrated graphic novel.


Daniel di Grado

Spånga-Tensta, Sweden, 1972. Director and screenwriter with years of experience in television. He has directed tons of series, children’s shows and documentaries, which have picked up diverse awards. Alena is his feature length debut.

Technical information

SWEDEN, 2015DirectorDaniel di GradoProducerAlexander RönnbergScreenplayKerstin Gezelius, Alexander Onofri, Daniel di GradoCinematographySimon OlssonMakeup special effectsLove Larson, Eva von BahrCastAmalia Holm, Molly Nutley

Edition: 2015
Section: Panorama Fantàstic
Original language: Swedish