Monday, May 14, 2012

Shari’s Shining Sapphires.

La Boite’s world premiere A Hoax coincides with a terrific break for young actress Shari Sebbens.

The proud Bardi, Jabirr-Jabirr women – who hails from Darwin – is leaving the show to be at the special Cannes Film Festival screening of her new movie The Sapphires.

The Australian movie, which also stars Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy and Miranda Tapsell, is the only Australian feature to be selected as part of this year’s official selection outside competition at the Palais.

In a magnificent gesture, La Boite has cancelled four shows so Sebbens can wing her way to France and bask in the movie’s success with her co-stars.

The Sapphires, which also stars Chris O’Dowd, is a 1960s period flick which tells the story of four indigenous women who form a Supremes-style singing group and go to entertain the troops in Vietnam.

The film, which will open the Melbourne International Film Festival, is being hailed as one of the year's most anticipated Aussie movies.
This comes as Sebbens has been selected as one of 13 finalists in the fourth annual Heath Ledger Scholarship, designed to help the winner achieve Hollywood success.
                                             Good luck Shari.

The Sapphires from left Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tapsell, Jessica Mauboy and Deborah Mailman

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