May 182012


The first trailer for the upcoming Australian film The Sapphires has been released by Hopscotch Films. The film is premièring on Saturday 19th May at the Cannes Film Festival. Check out the trailer after the jump.

Based on a stage magical of the same name, and inspired by a true story, the film looks like it could be the “feel good” movie of the year.

From Hopscotch Films:

The Sapphires is set in the heady days of the late ‘60s when four young, talented singers from a remote Aboriginal mission, are discovered by an unlikely talent scout. Plucked from obscurity and branded as Australia’s answer to The Supremes, The Sapphires grasp the chance of a lifetime when they’re offered their first real gig – entertaining the troops in Vietnam. For the girls, a whole new world of friendship, love, war and soul opens before them. 

The Sapphires will première in Australia as the opening night film at the Melbourne International Film Festival. The film opens in cinemas across Australia on August 9, 2012.