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Renowned Irish author John Boyne will be reading extracts from his new book this weekend in Mullingar.
In an era of romantic chick flicks and frat boy comedies it is not often that you find a film that can be described as heartbreakingly beautiful. Until now. Based on the hugely successful young-adult novel by Dubliner John Boyne, which has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, centres around eight-year-old Bruno, the son of a Nazi commandant who is uprooted from his posh home in Berlin to the bleak countryside on the grounds of Auschwitz. Bored and anxious, the young boy who loves to explore, eventually finds a way to sneak out into the back gardens where he strikes up a forbidden friendship with Schmuel, a young Jewish boy of the same age, who is imprisoned on the other side of an electrical barbed wire fence.
GORT TOWN is Co Galway’s ‘Little Brazil’ and it’s appropriate the Cinemobile will screen the Brazilian film Linha de Passe this Saturday at 8pm at the Community Centre Car Park.
Well, you win some and you lose some. That is the way life goes. Unfortunately it is no different in the world of cinematic glory, you have to take the good with the bad, and as cinema reviewer for the Galway Advertiser I have seen it all. So here is my list for the best, the worst, and the most overrated and underappreciated films of 2008.
John Boyne, the author of The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, and Clare Kilroy, author of All Summer, will be in Dubray Books, Shop Street, on Tuesday next July 21 at 6pm.
Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney will read as part of this year’s Clifden Arts Festival.
JOHN BOYNE, the author of the international best-seller The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, will read at the 32nd Clifden Community Arts Festival.