Darren Aronofsky is one of the most interesting and acclaimed filmmakers working today. So, when he puts his name on a project, even as an executive producer, we take notice. That’s exactly what he did with the Tribeca standout, “Catch the Fair One.”
As seen in the trailer for “Catch the Fair One,” the new thriller follows the story of a young boxer, Kaylee, as she has to pick up the pieces of her life. Then, as she’s working at a diner, she finds out information that her missing sister might actually have become victim to a sex-trafficking ring. Now, Kaylee goes on a mission to fight for the life of her sister and to bring her back home.
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The thriller stars Kali Reis, Lisa Emery, Kimberly Guerrero, and Kevin Dunn. Interestingly, Reis is a real-life champion boxer, making her film debut in “Catch the Fair One.” The film is written and directed by Josef Kubota Wladyka. In our review of the film from Tribeca 2021, we said called the film “a textured story of how festering loss leads to unblinking resolution for justice, wins in a knockout.”
“Catch the Fair One” arrives in select theaters and VOD on February 11. You can watch the trailer below.
Here’s the synopsis:
Kaylee ‘K.O.’ Uppashaw, a mixed Indigenous boxer, prepares for a championship fight. Her hands are wrapped, gloves taped shut, and face greased. She pounds the mitts with her trainer, Brick. The room echoes with the strength of each hit. She’s preparing for the boxing match of her life. The crowd roars in the distance as the sounds crescendo into a fever pitch — Kaylee wakes up in a women’s shelter from a wishful dream of a life she once had. This is her reality. A boxer struggling to pick up the pieces of her life. After her shift working at a diner, Brick drives her to a clandestine rendezvous. They meet a P.I. who presents evidence that Weeta, Kaylee’s younger sister who disappeared two years ago, is possibly alive and circulating in a trafficking network. He tells her a time and place to plug herself into this dangerous world in hopes of finding her sister. Kaylee agrees and sets off on a dark and treacherous journey. Her strength and determination are tested as Kaylee fights the real fight of her life — to find Weeta and make her family whole again.