The Shiny Shrimps

Tuesday 3 December 2019 8pm

Dir: Maxime Govare and Cédric Le Gallo France 2019

Language: French with subtitles

Running time: 100 minutes Cert: 18

Starring: Nicolas Gob, Alban Lenoir, Geoffrey Couët, Michael Abiteboul

Supported By: The Westmeath Independent

When Matthias Le Goff, an Olympic swim champion, verbally abuses a TV host using a homophobic slur, his career is put on hold. He is given one chance to make amends, he must coach an amateur gay water-polo team; The Shiny Shrimps. Matthias thinks he can somehow get out of serving his punishment but while training the team, he begins to warm to the motely crew. As they prepare to compete at the Gay Games in Croatia, The Shrimps teach Matthias the joy of team sports and he ignites the fire of ambition and a desire to win in each of them.

Dealing with themes of acceptance, understanding and humanity this feel-good film is bursting with joy.

"(a)…colorful sports comedy… fizzy and light" - Thibault Grabherr, The Hollywood Reporter