Bio / Resumé
Alexandra-Therese Keining, born 1976, debuted with the feature film Hot Dog (2003) as Sweden’ s youngest female director and screenwriter. She is also an acclaimed novelist and has also worked as a casting director for many film and television projects in Scandinavia.
Her second feature film Kiss Me (With Every Heartbeat) premiered at AFI in Los Angeles 2011 where it also won Best Breakthrough Award. It has since been awarded and screened at over 75 filmfestivals all around the world.
Her lastest feature, Girls Lost, is based on the prizewinning novel Pojkarna by Jessica Schiefuer. Girls Lost premiered in Toronto International Film Festival and opened the festivals of Rome, Rotterdam and Chicago as well as competing for Best Youth Film in Cannes Film Festival 2016 and The European Film Awards 2016.
Next up for Keining is The Average Color Of The Universe Is Beige as well as directing the feature film Paramour, based on the controversial events of an international scandal.
2020 – The Average Color of the Universe
2015 – Girls Lost
2011 – Kiss Me
2011 – Elegia
2009 – A Rational Solution (Det enda rationella)
2002 – Hot Dog
2017 – Guldbagge Awards – Nominated – Best Direction “Girls Lost”
2016 – CPH PIX
2016 – Nordisk Film Foundation’s – Best Children’s Film “Girls Lost”
2016 – European Film Awards – Nominated – Young Audience Award “Girls Lost”
2015 – The WIFTS Foundation International Visionary Awards – The Screenwriter Award “Girls Lost”
2015 – Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival – International Competition Best Screenplay Award “Girls Lost”
Shared With: Helena Wirenhed (producer), Olle Wirenhed (producer)
2011 – AFI Fest – Audience Award for Breakthrough “Kiss Me”
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