‘The Sapphires’ trailer

The Australian film ‘The Sapphires’ has premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2012.

The film played out-of-competition and following the screening it’s reported to have received a 10 minute standing ovation.

The film stars Jessica Mauboy, Deborah Mailman and newcomers Shari Sebbens and Miranda Tapsell who play four women that were plucked out of country Victoria to become an Australian version of The Supremes.

The film has been acquired by the powerful US distributor The Weinstein Company, that is known for championing films such as ‘The Artist’ and ‘The Kings Speech’ and, we’re predicting it could be the next ‘Red Dog’ at the Australian box office.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.

‘The Sapphires’ will open the Melbourne International Film Festival and will be released in Australia 9 August 2012.

No US or European release date have been announced yet.