Last night Word Nerd took a break from reading books and went to the opening film of the Heartland Film Festival.
The film was The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Last night's showing was the North American Premiere of the movie.
This wasn't a happy film, but wow, was it ever impressive.
Word Nerd hasn't read John Boyne's book that the movie was based on, but the film at least on its own was a brilliant piece of storytelling. Poignant and innocent and terrible all at once.
This movie apparently opens across the country in November. It won't be a good afternoon, but take your Kleenex and go see it. Word Nerd wants to talk to people about this film....