The Shiny Shrimps

The Shiny Shrimps

WRITTEN BY: Romain Choay (collaboration), Maxime Govare (screenplay)
STARRING: Alban Lenoir, Anaïs Gilbert, Camille Thomas-Colombier

***Opening Night Film - Reeling Film Festival 2019***

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When Matthias, a hunky Olympic champion at the end of his career, makes a homophobic statement on TV his punishment is to coach the Shiny Shrimps, a flamboyant, amateur gay water polo team. The surly Matthias, hoping to qualify for a coveted spot at a meet that will ensure his return to glory, agrees to take on the assignment. But the team – filled with an assorted group of gay men and a sassy trans woman – are as hopeless in the water as they are assured, funny and sharply opinioned out of it. Last in the league, they dream of winning at least one match in order to qualify for the Gay Games in Croatia where the hottest international LGBTQ athletes compete. Will their impatient, homophobic coach rise to the occasion and help his cockeyed optimists realize their dream? And perhaps find his mind (and heart) expanded in the process? You’ll want to dive right into this hilarious, warm hearted comedy that fans of THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT and THE BIRDCAGE will adore. As the Hollywood Reporter noted, THE SHINY SHRIMPS is perfect for audiences, “hungry for something fizzy and light.” Everyone in the pool!

Supported by the Cultural Services at the Consulate General of France | In French with English subtitles

Technical Information

Production Year: 2018
Country of Origin: France
Language: French
Run Time: 103 mins
Format: DCP