COMPETITION - Win tickets to London premier of TOLKEIN

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TOLKIEN - A film about the early life of the world-renowned Catholic author JRR Tolkien, opens in the UK on 3 May. To celebrate the release of the film, Independent Catholic News is giving away a pair of tickets to the Red Carpet premier which takes place in Leicester Square on 29th April.

To enter - click here: and tell us why you would like to see this film. The deadline is 24 April 2019.

Starring Nicholas Hoult (The Favourite) as the young John Tolkien, the film is a powerful story of friendship, love, loss and faith, uncovering how a lonely orphan grew up to capture the world's imagination with works including The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Raised by a devoted and imaginative mother who died tragically when he was only 12, Tolkien was left to carve his own precarious path. But his luck changes when he meets a group of fellow misfits at school who turn out to be kindred spirits. Sharing a love of art and a passion for seizing the moment, Tolkien and his three best friends form a secret fellowship which will help him find his true self, and shape the man that he becomes.

During this time he also meets a talented young pianist called Edith (Lily Collins), and begins to fall in love. But their story will be far from straightforward. Banned from seeing each other by Tolkien's guardian, the two are forced apart, and Edith becomes engaged to somebody else. Will they find their way back to each other in spite of everything?

Directed by Dome Karukoski (Tom of Finland), Tolkien is written by David Gleeson (Cowboys and Angels) and Stephen Beresford (Pride). The film also stars Colm Meaney and Derek Jacobi.

For more information and a discussion resource for groups - see:

To enter the competition - click here: and tell us why you would like to see this film. The deadline is 24 April 2019.

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