A life and death rollercoaster ride through the modern-day football industry and a coming-of-age drama about a young man’s burning obsession in a world where everything, and everyone, has a price tag.
Selected as Sweden’s official entry for Best International Feature at this year’s Academy Awards, TIGERS is the true story of football prodigy Martin Bengtsson, one Sweden’s most promising football talents.
Tigers will be released in UK cinemas on 1 July.
Here’s the synopsis:
Martin is one of the most promising football talents Sweden has ever seen. At sixteen, his lifelong dream comes true when he is bought by one of Italy’s most prestigious clubs. Yet that dream comes at a very high price in terms of sacrifice, dedication, pressure and – most of all – loneliness. After a life-threatening incident, Martin begins to question whether this is actually the life he yearned for. TIGERS shines a light on the pressures and mental health issues faced by young people training at the highest level of football.
Watch the TIGERS trailer now:
The film stars Erik Enge (The Disciple), Alfred Enoch (How to Get Away with Murder), Frida Gustavsson (Dröm) and Liv Mjönes (Advokaten). TIGERS is directed by Ronni Sandahl from a screenplay by Borg McEnroe. The film has already received worldwide critical acclaim including the Lübeck Nordic Film Days Festival, the Busan International Film Festival, (where it was awarded the Flash Forward Best Film award), and the Göteburg Film Festival — where the film picked up a second award, Best Actor for Erik Enge.