Philomena | 2013

Drama, Adaptation
The true story of an Irish woman who searches for the illegitimate son she gave up for adoption in the U.S.
Director: Stephen Frears
Awards: 3 Oscar nominations. Another 6 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Philomena

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... Martin Sixsmith

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... Jane

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... Mary

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... Sally Mitchell

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... Kate Sixsmith

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... Young Philomena

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... Sister Hildegarde

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... Mother Barbara

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... Pete Olsson

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... Michael

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... Young Nun

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Company

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Ann Koska Sally King Ltd.

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Synopsis

Philomena Lee, an Irishwoman in her 70s, became pregnant as a teenager in 1952. Her family abandoned her out of shame and sent her to a convent, where, along with other young girls in the same predicament, she was regarded as "a fallen woman." Three years later, the nuns made her give up her son Anthony for adoption in America. Lee, who was forced to sign a document promising "never to seek to know" what happened to her son, later moved to England where she married and had a family. Through a lucky set of circumstances, she happens to meet Martin Sixsmith, an ex-BBC reporter. When Philomena tells Martin about her long search for her son, he realizes that hers is a remarkable story. He arranges for the two of them to visit the United States to find out what happened to Anthony. Based on the book "The Lost Child of Philomena Lee," written by Martin Sixsmith.

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