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. But the indulgences of life on tour 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 tell us who he was off the halfpipe. (Cara Cusumano, Tribeca Festival)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
The Scars of Ali Boulala (2021, doc) - Tivoliland (2013, doc short) - Shut Eyes (2011, doc short)
European Panorama Documentary · Crossing Europe VOD 2022
Max Eriksson
Sweden / Norway 2021
106 minutes
English / Swedish
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Max Eriksson, Mikel Cee Karlsson
Cinematography Jonas Embring, Ivan Blanco, Iga Mikler
Editing Mikel Cee Karlsson
Sound/Sounddesign Jonas Goldman, Mario Adamson, Thomas Angell Endresen, Yngve Leidulv Saetre
Music Warren Ellis
With Ali Boulala, Rune Glifberg, Arto Saari, Ewan Bowman, Dustin Dollin, Kevin "Spanky" Long
Producer(s) Mario Adamson, Ashley Smith, Anita Norfolk
Sisyfos Film Production
World Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Tribeca Film Festival 2021

Crossing Europe VOD Streaming Service
2.5. - 2.6.2022, online
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