30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Sapphires Australia 2012 | 101 min | OV | Colour | FF 2012

Wayne Blair

Wayne Blair (*1971) is an Australian director with Aboriginal roots. His two shorts Black Talk (2002) and Djarn Djarns (2005) were also set in an Aboriginal context.

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Australia in 1968: four young, talented Aborigine women are discovered by talent scout Dave Lovelace.  True to his motto "90% of all music is shit, the rest is soul", he forms the girl group into Australia's answer to the Supremes.  The Sapphires' first gig is for US troops in Vietnam.  A whole new world opens up for the girls: sex, war, politics and soul.  A heart-warming, witty biopic based on the eponymous musical and the stories told by the mother of screenwriter Tony Briggs, one of the original Sapphires!
Original title: The Sapphires
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Wayne Blair
Screenplay: Keith Thompson, Tony Briggs, based on the play by Tony Briggs
Cast: Chris O‘Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tapsell
Producer: Rosemary Blight, Kylie du Fresne
Director of Photography: Warwick Thornton
Music: Cezary Skubiszewski
Production Design: Melinda Doring
Editor: Dany Cooper
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Senator Film Verleih GmbH
World Sales: Goalpost Film
Production: Goalpost Pictures


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