Fri 15 Jul 2022 - Wed 20 Jul 2022
£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s
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Dir. Ronnie Sandahl
2020 | 116 mins | Sweden, Italy, Denmark
Italian, Swedish, English with English Subtitles
Erik Enge, Alfred Enoch, Frida Gustavsson
Based on the real-life story of 16 year-old Swedish soccer wunderkind Martin Bengtsson, Tigers is a rare and refreshing entry into the sports movie genre. Rather than follow the well-worn narrative trajectory of struggle followed by success, the picture looks instead at the considerable cost of excellence. Tigers takes us inside the gilded cage inhabited by top tier, rising star footballers. Following a year in the life of a teenager whose dream is realised when he is bought by an Italian club, but who quickly realises that having a hefty price tag doesn’t necessarily improve his own self-worth, the film tackles head on the taboo subject of mental health issues in professional football.