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Philomena

Philomena (United Kingdom)

Directed by:
Stephen Frears
Cast:
Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Ruth McCabe
Duration:
01h: 38m
TIFF edition:
2014
Synopsis:

The true story of one mother’s search for her lost son. When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a 'fallen woman'. When her baby was only a toddler he was whisked away by the nuns to America for adoption. Philomena spent the next fifty years searching for him in vain.

Festivals
Venice 2013, Toronto 2013, Hamptons 2013, BFI London 2013, Stockholm 2013

Awards
Osella Award for Best Screenplay - Venice 2013, four Academy Awards nominations (Best Picture, Best Leading Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score) - Oscar 2014/Academy Awards 2014, Best Adapted Screenplay - BAFTA 2014
 

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