Directed by Ronni Sandhal (writer: Borg McEnroe), TIGERS has received worldwide critical acclaim including
Best Film awards at the Busan International Film Festival, Lübeck Nordic
Film Days and at the Göteburg Film Festival where the film picked up a
second award - Best Actor for Erik Enge. TIGERS has been
selected as the Swedish entry for Best International feature at the 94 th Academy Awards.
Starring Erik Enge, Alfred Enoch, Frida Gustavsson, Liv Mjönes, TIGERS is a life and death rollercoaster ride through the
modern-day football industry. With a unique perspective on the world of
professional football training, Sandahl tells the true story of 16-year-old
football prodigy Martin Bengtsson. A coming-of-age drama about a young
man’s burning obsession in a world where everything, and everyone, has a
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.