Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a "fallen woman". When her baby was only a toddler, he was taken away by the nuns for adoption in America. Philomena spent the next fifty years searching for him in vain. Then she met Martin Sixsmith, a world-weary political journalist who happened to be intrigued by her story. Together they set off for America on a journey that would not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena's son, but also create an unexpectedly close bond between them. A true story, "Philomena" is based on the book "The Lost Child of Philomena Lee" by Martin Sixsmith.

Year: 2013
Genre: Comedy, Drama, True Stories, Road Movies, Biography, 2014
Country: France, USA, UK
Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan
Duration: 98 Minutes
Rating: M - Offensive language and sexual references
Location in store: Drama



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