Directed by Daniel di Grado
When Alena arrives at her elite new boarding school, she immediately becomes the target of bullying from queen bee Filippa and her squad. But Alena has an old best friend named Josefin who won’t let her take any more abuse. If Alena won’t strike back, Josefin will do it for her. But something’s not quite right about Josefin... To say what it is would spoil the many surprises in this gorgeously realized teen terror flick, which belongs in the company of recent Scandinavian horror faves like LET THE RIGHT ONE IN and LAKE BODOM. Based on a graphic novel by Kim W. Andersson, ALENA is also from the director of the upcoming JORDSKOTT Season 2. In Swedish with English Subtitles
When a new girl at an elite private school is mercilessly bullied, her mysterious best friend decides to strike back.
Cast: Helena Af Sandeberg, Johan Ehn, Ulrika Ellemark
I like the characters. Nobody really developed enough. You when you watch a nd you get a great idea which way it could go and it does nothing. Bummer
Didn’t hate it which is almost sad because the alternative is the film odd completely forgettable. You can dense it’s trying to accomplish or say something, but ultimately it feels like spoor version of Fight Club, Black Swan, or similar. Doesn’t help that the description provided by Shudder all but gives away a twist. In sum: dull, dull, dull.
Acting was great in some areas, and the movie has a couple of scenes that are great, but it peaks there. Unfortunately, the story developed a little and then didn't really know where to go with what it established. In the end, it's like Black Swan and High Tension had a baby, but you're not sure if you want to continue rooting for the baby or not in the end. Also, this film is listed under "revenge," but it didn't exactly strike me as a revenge flick either. Someone gets their comeuppance, but it wasn't gratifying in any way.
it was just ok. but watcheble