WIN: The Sapphires tickets

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Published:  August 8, 2012
Latoyah Forsyth

Earning a 10-minute standing ovation at the prestigious Festival de Cannes earlier this year which led to renowned independent US film studio The Weinstein Company purchasing the international distribution rights to the film effect-of-immediately, The Sapphires is an Australian film that appears to be forging an impressive path that is fast on its way to garnering widespread international acclaim.

Documenting the lives of a quartet of young female singers from an Aboriginal mission in the 1960s, the quartet is plucked from rural obscurity and embark on a musical tour that takes them to Vietnam, performing for American troops.

Heralded as Australia’s answer to The Supremes, the film stars Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens and Miranda Tapsell as The Sapphires and Chris O’Dowd as their manager.

Thanks to our friends at Hopscotch, Australian distributor of The Sapphires, desktop has 5 double passes to give away! To be in the running, simply email desktop@niche.com.au with the subject ‘Sapphires’, your name and postal details by 5pm, Friday 10 August.

*Only open to residents of Australia.

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