Speaking of comic books and comic book movies, we’re guessing you haven’t heard about this one: Alena, a Swedish film about a high school girl who gets transferred to a new school and gets bullied. Payback and lacrosse ensue, with perhaps a bit f supernatural horror. The film originated as made-for-TV movie but has been expanded for international release, a well received US debut at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.
Dark Horse, which published both of those is bringing out a US edition of Alena later this year. Andersson is the winner of the Swedish Comics Academy’s Adamson statue—Sweden’s most prestigious comics award. He has an very clean and attractive style—expect to hear more about him.
Alena goes on sale in August. Here are a few preview pages.
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