Philomena The Lost Child of Philomena Lee

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2013 | PG-13 | True Story | 1hr, 38min

A woman searches for her adult son, who taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent. more


In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, November 22, 2013 New York / Los Angeles Release
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Limited Release

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Cast

Judi Dench
Philomena Lee
Steve Coogan
Martin Sixsmith
Michelle Fairley
Sally Mitchell
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DIRECTOR

Stephen Frears

Screenwriter

Steve Coogan
Jeff Pope

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Rating MPAA

PG-13 for some strong language, thematic elements and sexual references

Storyline

A woman searches for her adult son, who taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.



Production Notes

  • Adapted from the book by former BBC journalist Martin Sixsmith, titled "The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and a 50 Year Search."
  • The film received strong critical support following screenings at the Venice and Toronto festivals.
Also Known As
  • The Lost Child of Philomena Lee
Shooting Locations
  • October 2012: London, England, United Kingdom
  • October 2012: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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