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Local Film Festival Is Almost Here

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With only one month before the 2015 Fingal Film Festival kicks off, the festival team are excited about a great line up of events for film enthusiasts and filmmakers alike. This year’s opening night premiere film, ‘Surviving Auschwitz’ will have its official launch in Ireland ahead of its 2016 release date and the organisers hope to welcome the cast and crew on the night. The venue this year is Movies@Swords, in Pavilions Shopping Centre in Swords and festival takes place from the 25th to the 27th September.
Surviving Auschwitz is a true story, based on one man’s fight for survival. The film tells the astonishing, harrowing and incredible moving story of a Tunisian Jewish boxer, who became the World Flyweight Champion in 1931 and 1932. Perez was arrested in Paris on September 21st, 1943 and detained in the Drancy internment camp France, before being transported to Auschwitz. By 1945. Victor had survived 140 bouts in 15 months and won 139. Perez was one of the prisoners on the “Death March that left the camp on January 18th, 1945.
“This film encompasses everything that we as a film festival are about. Promoting real talent and bringing unique, cultural and inspirational films to cinema goers in the area of the North County,” says Creative Director Dave Byrne. Tickets for the Opening Night film event are limited so please book early. Tickets can be purchased on