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FILM buffs are currently spoiled for choice when it comes to movies in English, and now the Bulletin is offering readers free tickets to a special preview of the latest one to open, Big Fish, at the Ocimax complex on Thursday, March 4, at 10.30pm. We have 200 tickets in all (two each for the first 100 readers to claim them) and they will be given on a first come, first served basis (no telephone reservations will be accepted). Tickets can be collected (two per reader) from our office in Palma, in the Palau de la Premsa, Paseo Mallorca 9, from Tuesday to Thursday between 9.30am and 2pm and 6 to 8pm. Big Fish is directed by Tim Burton and stars Albert Finney as Edward Bloom, whose larger-than-life stories charm almost everyone he meets, except for his estranged son Will (Billy Crudup). When Will's mother (Jessica Lange) tries to reunite them, he starts to learn how to separate fact from fiction.
In narrating the tall tales, Bloom as a young man is played by Ewan McGregor, who tells of mythical exploits involving giants, witches and conjoined-twin lounge singers he encountered on his travels around the world. The theme gives Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman) the opportunity to give full rein to his imagination.
Not to be missed. Rated PG13.
The Ocimax complex is close to Carrefour, at the start of the Valldemossa road.