Directed by Daniel di Grado • Drama • With Amalia Holm, Molly Nutley, Felice Jankell • 2017 • 83 minutes
With a traumatic event in her recent past, Alena transfers to a posh private all-girls school where her decidedly lower class roots makes her an outsider. While a gang of mean rich girls are determined to make Alena's life a living hell, she is mysteriously defended by a shadowy and jealous, yet beautiful guardian angel. Based on Kim W. Andersson's internationally acclaimed graphic novel, ALENA is a psychological thriller that combines the revenge themes of Carrie with the tough love of Let the Right One In.
"A horror-tinged tale of teenage bullying and payback. ALENA is a polished and entertaining hunk of teen angst."—Variety
"The preppiness of the film is overbearing and that's why the hair-raising scenes work: you just don't expect a nerdy teenage girl in a school uniform to assault her classmate in the shower."—VICE