Go in chance to win one of 6 double passes to see the French box office hit The Shiny Shrimps and rare 1950’s classic Olivia!
Queer Screen’s 27th Mardi Gras Film Festival starts in Sydney this week! This year’s festival
features the best LGBTIQ+ features, documentaries, and short films from around the world
with 6 world premieres, 93 Australian premieres, and 12 Sydney premieres.
To win tickets to The Shiny Shrimps on Friday 21 February
To win tickets to Olivia on Saturday 22 February
Fri Feb 21 8:45 PM, Hayden Orpheum
After making homophobic remarks on air, Matthias, a hot-headed swimming champ is ordered to coach a diverse and flamboyant water-polo team more interested in partying than competing. But before long, the Shrimps transform themselves into a force to be reckoned with. They soon find themselves and their initially-reluctant coach embarking on an action-packed road trip from Paris to Croatia in a beat-up old bus to compete in the Gay Games. A massive box-office hit in France, The Shiny Shrimps is a feel-good comedy guaranteed to leave audiences on a high!
Sat Feb 22 3:30 PM, Event Cinemas
A simultaneously weird and fascinating film, Olivia tells the story of a young student’s infatuation with her teacher. The pupils at this flamboyant French boarding school are divided by their affections for either Miss Julie or Miss Cara. When new girl Olivia arrives, her adoration is immediately coveted by both teachers. However, it soon becomes clear that Olivia’s desires are directed at only one of them. This 4k restoration of the 1951 French classic brings to life the bizarre subtleties and tension-filled innuendo of queer representation in this period.