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Philomena / The Weinstein Company/Yucaipa Films, Pathé, BBC Films and BFI Film present ; with the participation of Canal+ and Ciné+ ; a Baby Cow/Magnolia Mae production ; a film by Stephen Frears ; directed by Stephen Frears ; screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope ; produced by Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Beverly Hills, Calif. : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2014]
Location Call Number Status
 Browsing/1st Flr  HQ999.I73 S5911 2014    AVAILABLE
Subject Lee, Philomena -- Drama
Sixsmith, Martin -- Drama
Hess, Michael A., 1952-1995 -- Drama
Subject(s) Teenage mothers -- Ireland -- Drama
Unmarried mothers -- Ireland -- Drama
Adoption -- Ireland -- Drama
Illegitimate children -- Ireland -- Drama
Journalists -- Great Britain -- Drama
Lawyers -- United States -- Drama
Politicians -- United States -- Drama
Parent and child -- Drama
Subject Sixsmith, Martin -- Film adaptations
Subject(s) Biographical films
Historical films
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Physical Description 1 videodisc (approximately 98 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in. rda
Sound Characteristics digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1 rda
Projection Characteristics of Moving Image widescreen (1.78:1) 24 fps rda
Video Characteristics laser optical NTSC rda
Digital File Characteristics video file DVD video Region 1 rda
Form of Work Motion picture
Note - System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
Language In English or dubbed French with optional Spanish subtitles and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH)
Cast Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Mare Winningham, Michelle Fairley, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Simone Lahbib, Barbara Jefford, Anna Maxwell Martin
Credits Make up and hair designer, Naomi Donne ; costume designer, Consolata Boyle ; music, Alexandre Desplat ; editor, Valerio Bonelli ; production designer, Alan Macdonald ; director of photography, Robbie Ryan
Note Based on the book "The lost child of Philomena Lee" by Martin Sixsmith
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some strong language, thematic elements and sexual references
Awards Academy Awards, 2014: Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actress (Dench), Best Original Score (Desplat), Best Adapted Screenplay (Coogan and Pope)
Summary Judi Dench stars in the story of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock and given up for adoption. Nearly 50 years later, Philomena meets Martin Sixsmith, a former BBC reporter looking for his next big story. Together, they embark on a journey to locate her long lost son. As the pieces of the puzzle come together, the unlikely travel companions form a comic and heartwarming friendship
Note Special features: A conversation with Judi Dench; The real Philomena Lee; Q&A with Steve Coogan; Feature commentary with Steve Coogan and screenwriter Jeff Pope
Alternate Author Frears, Stephen, film director
Coogan, Steve, screenwriter, film producer, actor
Pope, Jeff, screenwriter
Dench, Judi, 1934- actor
Winningham, Mare, actor
Fairley, Michelle, actor
Kennedy Clark, Sophie, 1989- actor
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Sixsmith, Martin. Lost child of Philomena Lee
Baby Cow Productions. production company
Magnolia Mae Films (Firm), production company
Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc. film distributor

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