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The Sapphires Official Trailer 2012


Telluride, Colo. -- The Sapphires received a 10-minute standing ovation when it screened as a world premiere at Cannes back in May, and in its native country of Australia, it has just become the highest-grossing Australian film of the year. But, still, some questioned if the movie, a musical dramedy about an Aboriginal singing group that toured Vietnam in the late 1960s, could also play well stateside.  

Here’s the Toronto International Film Festival trailer for The Weinstein Company’s comedy The Sapphires, which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May and received rapturous applause and a standing ovation. Based on the play of the same name, screenplay is by the same playwright Tony Briggs, whose mother and family members were part of the original Sapphires, and Keith Thompson. Directed by Wayne Blair (The Djam Djams), The Sapphires follows four young and talented Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love-friendship and war when their all girl group entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell), Gail (Deborah Mailman), Julie (Jessica Mauboy) and Kay (Shari Sebbens) are discovered by Dave (Chris O’Dowd), a talent scout always of good humor with a kind heart, very little rhythm, but a wealth of knowledge on soul music. 

A few noteworthy films we've previously covered will be making their USA premieres, including Ken Burns' The Central Park Five, Ulrich Seidl's Paradise: Love, and Wayne Blair's The Sapphires. The festival runs from August 31 to September 3. If you're attending, enjoy! Send us a postcard; or a film review of two. The full lineup follows below: 39th Telluride Film Festival Announces 2012 Line-up Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve, today announces its official program selections for the 39th Telluride Film Festival. Tff will screen nearly 100 feature films, short films and revivals representing over thirty countries,
Story Line- It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.

Category- Drama | Comedy | Musical
Release Date- 8 August 2012 (France)
Country: AUSTRALIA
Language: English 

Director:Wayne Blair
Writer: Tony Briggs, Keith Thompson
Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman and Jessica Mauboy

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