Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, PHILOMENA focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock - something her Irish-Catholic community didn't have the highest opinion of - and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn't allow for any sort of inquiry into the son's whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith, a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.
Official Site: philomenamovie.com
Director: Stephen Frears
Writer: Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope and Martin Sixsmith
Producer: Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward and Gabrielle Tana
Cast: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan and Simone Lahbib
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