The Scars of Ali Boulala

Documentary, SWE | NOR, 2021, R: Max Eriksson, 100 min

Ali Boulala is quickly becoming known as the most compelling and eccentric skateboarder of his time. The original Baker Boy, the cranky piss-drunk, the guy who almost olliet a 25-step staircase in Lyon – Ali is a living legend until he’s almost not. The poignant story of a skateboarding genius’ breathtaking career and the tragic turn it took.


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Max Eriksson

  • Swedish documentary filmmaker born in 1983, based in Stockholm
  • Originally from the south of Sweden, he has directed a number of short films
  • The Scars of Ali Boulala is his first feature
  • Through the medium of film and storytelling he tries to change our perception of things and open our eyes to see the world in a different light

Filmography (selection)

  • Leva älska (2018)
  • Tivoliland (2013)
  • Shut Eyes (2011)