The Toronto International Film FestivalÂ (TIFF) today announced that Elfike Film Collectiveâ€™s â€˜The Wedding Partyâ€™ will premiere on its prestigious opening night as a selection of the Spotlight City to City programme.
The premiere scheduled for Thursday, 8th of September 2016 will hold at the historic Elgin Theatre.
The Kemi Adetiba directed romcom stars some of Africaâ€™s biggest stars led byRichard Mofe-Damijo, Sola Sobowale, Alibaba, Iretiola Doyle, Banky W, andAdesua Etomi, with the stars of the film expected to attend the premiere.
Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival saysâ€œWe are pleased to welcome The Wedding Party by award-winning filmmaker Kemi Adetiba to the Festival, and are proud to present it to a global audience. Adetiba has delivered an exciting character-driven film on a grand scale, while putting her own unique spin on a familiar genre.â€
According to Executive Producer, Mo Abudu â€œThis will be the second time an EbonyLife movie is selected to screen at an International Film Festival of great repute, TIFFâ€™s selection of â€˜The Wedding Partyâ€™ is a true honour. I canâ€™t think of a better place, or a better global audience for the filmâ€™s festival Premiere.â€
Written by playwright Tosin Otudeko and Kemi Adetiba, â€˜The Wedding Partyâ€™ is the story of Dunni Coker (Adesua Etomi), a 24 year old art gallery owner and only daughter of her parents about to marry the love of her life, IT entrepreneurDozie (Banky W). The couple took a vow of chastity and is looking forward to a ground-breaking first night together as a married couple. Alibaba and Sola Sobowale play the role of Dunniâ€™s parents while Iretiola Doyle and Richard Mofe-Damijo play Dozieâ€™s parents. Other notable names in the stellar cast includeZainab Balogun, AY, Beverly Naya, Emma OhMyGod, Lepacious Bose, Somkele Idhalama, Daniella Brown, Ikechukwu Onunaku, Ayo Makun, Enyinna Nwigwe, Kunle Idowu, Sambasa Nzeribe, Hafiz Oyetoro amongst others.
Here isÂ an exclusive look at the trailer of the movie which you can watch below.