The festival opens with The Shiny Shrimps, (‘Les Crevettes Pailletées’), the uproarious story of a gay water polo team and its homophobic coach. World Swimming Championship silver medallist Matthias Le Goff — nicknamed by the team as ‘the world champion of homophobia’ — lets rip his hatred live on TV. As punishment, he is assigned to coach the Parisian gay water polo team as they train hard but party harder ahead of the world’s biggest Gay Games in Croatia. Dive into this hilarious journey, beautifully written to highlight the necessity of self-expression and the transformative power of a fresh perspective.
Ticket: $240 (Film, party and 1 drink with Opening film ticket stub)
HKLGFF is throwing a BIG party at W Hotel to celebrate our 30th anniversary. DJ Melody Lane will be on the decks with film festival resident DJ Janette Slack spinning dance music all night. The Sexiest drag queen XXXotica and Super drag group Drag Jam will perform for everyone. Vogueing group KiKi house of Marciano will burn the house down.
The opening party in EXCLUSIVE FOR OPENING FILM TICKET HOLDERS.