Vuyo Dabula is jetting off to Canada this weekend.
Dabula will attend the world premiere of his much-anticipated film Five Fingers for Marseilles at the internationally renowned Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
The film will be in official competition at the festival taking place between September 7 – 17.
Dabula will also be celebrating his birthday this weekend. He turns 41 on Monday.
The film will premiere on Saturday and he will be watching it for the first time.
“The trip and rubbing shoulders with the best and biggest stars in the world is celebration enough for me. I have never been outside the continent of Africa. It is all surreal.”
Dabula is supported by a star-studded cast of Hamilton Dlamini, Kenneth Nkosi, Mduduzi Mabaso, Warren Masemola and Jerry Mofokeng wa Makhetha in the film directed by Michael Matthews.
Shot in Eastern Cape last year, the film is predominately in Sotho and follows the story of an outlaw (Dabula) who returns home after years on the run.
Major movie titles set to screen at TIFF this year include director Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence’s Mother! and actor Idris Elba’s Molly’s Game.
“A major motion picture of this scale, complexity and intent has never before been made in South Africa,” explained producer Asger Hussain.