The Shiny Shrimps
New York Premiere
Dir. Maxime Govare & Cédric Le Gallo, France, 2019, 103 mins
After an Olympic swimmer nearing the end of his career makes a homophobic comment on TV, he’s barred from any further events unless he agrees to coach the Shiny Shrimps, a flamboyant gay water polo team. They might have the worst record in the amateur league, but they’re dead-set on qualifying for the most prestigious and challenging LGBTQ sporting event in Europe, the Gay Games.
Co-directors Maxime Govare and Cédric Le Gallo’s flinty sports movie is an exuberant, surprising, and thought-provoking comedy about the potential for growth in all of us. Bring your friends, your dates, and your local gay water polo team and dive into the most fun you’ll have in a movie theater all year.
Writer: Maxime Govare & Cédric Le Gallo
Cast: Nicolas Gob, Alban Lenoir, Michaël Abiteboul, Geoffrey Couët