• Day

    Wednesday 9 March

    Time

    18.00

    Where

    Draken Film

  • Day

    Wednesday 9 March

    Time

    19.15

    Where

    Victoria 2

  • Day

    Sunday 13 March

    Time

    13.50

    Where

    Victoria 2

  • The Scars of Ali Boulala

    “At 16 years old, Ali Boulala was on top of the world: the Swedish skateboarding prodigy snagged a sponsorship from Flip Skateboards, who flew him out to LA at the height of the 90s skating craze. Boulala spent his days trying to nail new tricks for DIY videos and hanging out with a global cohort of other precocious pros, who loved Boulala for his charisma and punk-inflected style. But the indulgences of life on tour—especially for a group of death-defying teenagers—took its toll, building to a tragic accident that changed Boulala’s life forever.

    In his debut feature, Max Eriksson tells Boulala’s story through an audaciously atmospheric blend of sources: we see Boulala in his prime in skate videos from the 90s and 00s, while fellow pro skaters—Rune GlifbergArto Saari, and Kevin “Spanky” Long—tell us who he was off the halfpipe. As Boulala revisits his youth with fresh eyes, he takes a clear-eyed look at the unexpected lifestyle that was inextricable from his childhood talent. As he puts it, a person’s inner scars will always outlast their physical injuries. ”
    —Cara Cusumano

    Wednesday 9 March 19.15 Victoria 2 (the director and the main character will be joining a Q&A session after the viewing.)
    Sunday 13 March 13.50 Victoria 2 (the director and the main character will be joining a Q&A session after the viewing.)

    The film is also available for streaming at Draken Film for 24 h starting 9 March 18.00

    • Director

      Max Eriksson

    • Producers

      Mario Adamson & Ashley Smith

    • Year

      2021

    • Country

      Sweden

    • Subtitles

      English

    • Duration

      100 min

    • Festival section

      Tempo Documentary Award

    Sections

    Film

    Industry events

    Other

    Photo

    Sound

    Stage

    Music & Arts

    New Doc

    Special screenings

    Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award

    Tempo Documentary Award

    Tempo Short Award

    Top Docs

    Master Classes

    Seminars

    Tempo Pitch

    Work in progress