The Shiny Shrimps (Les Crevettes Pailletées)

Certification tbc

(2019) 100 mins

Directors: Maxime Govare, Cédric Le Gallo
Writers: Romain Choay, Maxime Govare
Cinematography: Jérôme Alméras
Production Design: Nicolas Migot
Music: Thomas Couzinier, Frédéric Kooshmanian

 

ABOUT

Matthias Le Goff (Nicolas Gob), an Olympic champion at the end of his career, makes a homophobic statement on TV. His punishment : coach the Shiny Shrimps, a flamboyant and amateur gay water polo team.  They have only one thing in mind : to qualify for the Gay Games in Croatia where the hottest international LGBT athletes compete. It’s the start of a bumpy and joyful ride… Faster, Higher, Stronger.

For more information, including a full cast list and reviews, go to:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6918220/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1

REVIEWS

What keeps the whole thing from flying off the rails is the directors’ command of tone and the sincerity of Gob’s performance; his transformation from homophobe to shiny shrimp gives the ensemble a reality check early on while also showing that an evolution toward acceptance is entirely possible (that was a spoiler if you’ve never seen a movie before — apologies). A third-act tragedy, foreshadowed without histrionics, even manages to bring a tear to the viewer’s eyes before things end on a literal high note.”  Hollywood Reporter

SHOWING TIMES
Thu 26 Sep Bangor Caernarvon
Fri 04 Oct Llanfyllin
Thu 24 Oct Llancarfan
Wed 04 Dec Boscombe
WATCH TRAILER

FOLLOW US
 


Sign up here



Skip to toolbar