Blue Finch Film Releasing are bringing the 2022 Japanese sports drama ‘Small, Slow But Steady’ (ケイコ 目を澄ませて) to UK cinemas and Digital on June 30, 2023.
Inspired by the autobiographical book ‘Makenaide!’ by Keiko Ogasawara, the film follows a hearing-impaired boxer who is pushed to her limit by the COVID-19 pandemic, the potential closure of her boxing gym and the ailing health of its president. The cast includes Yukino Kishii, Masaki Miura, Shinichiro Matsuura, Himi Sato, and Hiroko Nakajima.
Synopsis: Keiko is a young pro boxer with a hearing impairment. Although boxing is a real challenge for her, the club she belongs to is like a second home. After surprising everyone by winning her first two professional fights, she soon learns that the club chairman, the only person who had believed in her as a boxer, is plagued by health issues and the gym is about to shut its doors for good. Confused about what the future holds, Keiko prepares for her third professional bout but perhaps the biggest challenge she faces is trying to understand the true nature of her will to fight.
‘Small, Slow But Steady’ will be screening in selected cinemas and on Curzon Home Cinema.