THE SHINY SHRIMPS
Thursday 5 December: 1300 & 2045
After making homophobic remarks, a champion swimmer is ordered to coach a gay water polo team.
In order to redeem himself, Matthias Le Goff must train The Pailletées Shrimp, a flamboyant, yet unmotivated team who are notorious for being terrible at the sport. While they prepare for the Gay Games in Croatia, coach Matthias must rein in their wild behaviour, both in and out of the water.
Despite their differences, the team secure a surprising qualifying win – surely this will boost morale and make them more committed to the water than the nightclubs? The Shiny Shrimps however, have other ideas. As they prefer partying to serious practice, Matthias is forced to reconsider his professional and personal priorities. Should he quit, or hit the road with the Shrimps to Croatia?
French comedy drama directed by Maxime Govare and Cedric le Gallo. Winner of the Best Narrative Feature Award at Reel Q: Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2019, and nominated for the Sunny Bunny Prize (Best LGBTQ Film) at Molodist International Film Festival 2019.
103 mins Cert. 15