Friday, 5 September 2008

World premiere of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The Boy in the Striped PyjamasThe world premiere of the feature film adaptation of Irish author John Boyne’s bestselling novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas was screened in the Savoy Cinema in Dublin on Thursday 4th of September. Boyne’s 2006 novel has sold more that 3 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 30 languages. The story is seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy, Shmuel, on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences. The book was chosen as The Tubridy Show Listeners' Choice Award at the Irish Book Awards 2007 and also won The Bisto Book of the Year award for best children's book in 2007. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is released in Irish cinemas on September 12th with a 12A certificate.

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