“Isn't it (being deaf) a major disadvantage in boxing?”
“Keiko has excellent eyesight. While she might not be extraordinarily gifted, I must admit, she possesses remarkable courage.”
Premiering at the end of July, Small, Slow but Steady is an adaptation of the life of a deaf Japanese professional female boxer Keiko Ogasawara. The film delves into how boxing transformed her once tumultuous life. Despite her small stature, slow punch speed, and inherent physical limitations, Keiko (portrayed by Yukino Kishii), a determined deaf female boxer, hones her willpower through her unyielding gaze. With her unique rhythm, she throws every punch in the journey of her life.
It's important to approach Small, Slow but Steady without preconceived notions of a typical sports or inspirational ...