The Turkish filmIn the Fade” has been chosen to compete for a Cannes prize. It is one of those 18 full-length movies that will be screened for the prestigious Palme D’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The complete lineup has already been announced by the festival director, Thierry Fremaux. In addition to “In the Fade,” several international projects that will premiere at the main event include “Happy End” by Michael Haneke, Sofia Coppola's thriller “The Beguiled,” and the French movie “Rodin.”

Why ‘In the Fade’ included in the lineup?

The director Thierry Fremaux says that “In the Fade” has been selected for a Cannes prize due to its unique story which is about a high school student in Turkey.

He dreams of studying at the University of Oxford but has no money to finance his education. In the beginning, he does several part-time jobs but eventually discovers that it's impossible to make sufficient money from the traditional jobs. So, this boy decides to take a bold step and becomes a bank robber. Director Fatih Akin has joined hands with Warner Bros. for the US distribution. The studio bought the movie rights last month for $50 million. "In the Fade” is one of those few Turkish films that have been chosen for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. The cast includes Numan Acar, Ulrich Tukur, Diane Krunger, Siir Eloglu, and Jessica McIntyre. With the running time of 100 minutes, the movie is scheduled to be released on May 12, 2017.

Fatih Akin – the filmmaker

Fatih Akin tells a tale of a Turkish boy in this film. He claims that the principal photography was finished last month. Several posters and teaser trailers of the movie are already out, creating excitement among fans. “In the Fade” has been shot in Germany, Turkey, New York City, Greece, and Chicago.

After several successful German and US movies, Fatih is now focusing on Turkish-language films. He has mentioned that all future projects will be released in Turkish, German, English, Japanese and French languages. “We are Fine,” “The Cut,” “The White Ribbon,” “Almanya,” and “Numan Acar” are his highest grossing projects. While speaking to Daily Sabah, the filmmaker said that he looks forward to the Cannes Film Festival and expects to win the prize at the main event. He soon has plans to visit the US along with the movie cast for promotion and marketing, but nothing is confirmed.