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5,000 FREE cinema preview tickets

The Independent and Independent on Sunday have teamed up with UIP/The Film Consortium to give away 5,000 cinema tickets to an exclusive preview screening of `The Lost Son' on Monday 21 June
THIS MONTH sees the UK release of The Lost Son (cert. 18), a new film directed by Chris Menges (A World Apart) and featuring French star Daniel Auteuil in his English-language acting debut. Hailed as a piece of contemporary film noir at its finest, The Lost Son tells the story of a London-based private detective (Auteuil), who is asked to find the missing son of an elderly couple. His investigations lead him to explore the darkest reaches of London and of his own soul.

Auteuil is one of France's highest-profile actors, whose international successes include Jean de Florette, La Reine Margot and The Eighth Day. Natassja Kinski and Katrin Cartlidge also star, along with Billie Whitelaw, Marianne Denicourt and Ciaran Hinds. Released by UIP/The Film Consortium, The Lost Son is the second film to be released via funding from the Arts Council's National Lottery Film Franchises, and will be released at selected cinemas on 25 June.


All you have to do to collect your free pair of preview tickets is cut out the coupon on the right and present it to your nearest participating box office during normal box-office hours, from Monday 14 June to Friday 18 June. Tickets will be issued on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability.


ABC Bournemouth, Bristol, Leeds, Norwich, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Plymouth

VIRGIN London (Haymarket), Bolton, Sheffield



1. All entrants must be 18 years or over. 2. No purchase necessary. For tokens write to The Independent Lost Son Ticket Offer, 17th Floor Marketing Dept, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5DL enclosing a SAE envelope. 3. This offer is valid only for exclusive preview screenings on 21 June 1999 at participating cinemas. 4. Readers must present the coupon printed here to their nearest participating box office, during normal box-office hours, from Monday 14 June to Friday 18 June. 5. Two free tickets with one coupon per person. 6. This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other ticket offers. 7. Tickets will be issued strictly on a first come, first served basis. Seats are subject to availability. 8. The tokens cannot be exchanged or refunded and there is no cash alternative. 9. No photocopies acceptable. 10. Cinema manager's decision is final. 11. Normal cinema rules apply. 12. Promoter: United International Pictures, 12 Golden Square, W1A 2JL.