San Sebastian Fest dons 'Striped Pajamas'

Mark Herman's movie gets out of competition slot

MADRID – Mark Herman's "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" is to get an out of competition slot at the upcoming San Sebastian Film Festival, organizers said Wednesday.

Herman's movie, produced by David Heyman for Miramax, is the movie version of the international best selling novel about the son of the commandant of a Nazi concentration camp who befriends a Jewish child prisoner.

The movie stars David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga, Rupert Friend and Asa Butterfield and is distributed by The Walt Disney Motion Picture Group.