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PHILOMENA

by Stephen Frears

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.

international title: Philomena
original title: Philomena
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: The Weinstein Company/New York
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Stephen Frears
film run: 94'
release date: GB 01/11/2013, IE 01/11/2013, IS 01/11/2013, DK 28/11/2013, FI 06/12/2013, SE 06/12/2013, IT 19/12/2013, HU 26/12/2013, FR 08/01/2014, NL 13/02/2014, DE 27/02/2014
screenplay: Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope
cast: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Ruth McCabe, Simone Lahbib, Xavier Atkins, Charles Edwards, Neve Gachev
cinematography by: Robbie Ryan
film editing: Valerio Bonelli
art director: Alan MacDonald
costumes designer: Consolata Boyle
producer: Tracey Seaward, Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan
production: Baby Cow Films
backing: BBC, BFI, Pathe, Magnolia Mae Films, Media Programme
distributor: Pathé Distribution, Lucky Red, Paradiso Entertainment BV, Pathé Distribution, Scanbox Entertainment Denmark
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