“Compelling and beautifully photographed… boxing hasn’t been shown this creatively on screen since Raging Bull “ are words the New York Post uses to describe Katya Bankowsky’s Shadow Boxers, a riveting behind-the-scenes look at women’s boxing focusing on the inspirational rise of undefeated boxing sensation Lucia Rijker.
“Shadow Boxers is “one euphoric hopped-up film that delivers the body shots… a visceral experience of boxing that dives right into these women’s arteries and through their hearts, pumping back out through their fists ” according to The San Francisco Bay Guardian.
As the powerful and articulate Rijker moves ever closer to her world title fight, Shadow Boxers smashes preconceptions on every level revealing the beauty and brutality of the sport through the eyes of the introspective fighter creating what the Vancouver Sun calls “a perfect film on boxing that blows away stereotypes” and The LA Times calls "the best boxing film you are likely to see".
Featuring Lucia Rijker and trainer Freddie Roach with appearances by Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather, James Toney, Bob Arum, Emanuel Steward, Barbara Buttrick and others.
Written, directed, produced and edited by Katya Bankowsky, Cinematography by Anthony Wolberg and Anthony Hardwick
Music by Zoel.
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Cast & Crew
- Swerve Films
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- English (Stereo)
- Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.