Sweden | 2015 | 83 minutes | Daniel di Grado
Our LGBT block Feature Film! 2:30 pm, Saturday September 10!
Sponsored by our good friends, the TGGeeks, Horrible Imaginings is proud to bring back the LGBT film block! The headlining feature for this block will be the dark high school thriller from Sweden: Alena!
Alena’s life is far from simple. When she arrives at her new elite boarding school, Filippa and the other girls start to harass her. But Alena’s best friend Josefin won’t let her take anymore beating. If she won’t strike back, Josefin will do it for her. Hard. Bullying and teen angst take a bloody, spectral shape in Daniel di Grado’s adaptation of Kim W. Andersson’s celebrated graphic novel.
Silvio Entertainment’s first feature film recently had its World Premiere at Sitges Film Festival, and is currently touring the world at festivals.
Cast: Helena Af Sandeberg, Johan Ehnn, Ulrika Ellemark, Malin Persson, Marie Senghore, Fanny Klefelt, Rebecka Nyman, Felice Jankell, Molly Nutley, Amalia Holm
Cinematographer: Simon Olsson
Music: Karl Frid, Pär Frid
Language: Swedish with English Subtitles
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