Opens Wednesday, November 27
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1hr 38mins // directed by:Stephen Frears // featuring:Dame Judi Dench, Steve Coogan

Director Stephen Frears (The Queen, High Fidelity, The Grifters) and writer/actor Steve Coogan (Tropic Thunder, 24 Hour Party People) unite with Dame Judi Dench (Skyfall, Shakespeare in Love) to tell the heartwarming tale of a woman searching for her long lost son.

As a teenager in the 1950s Philomena Lee (Dench)was forced to give up her newborn son and enter into an Irish convent. Now, fifty years later, Philomena has been trying to contact him. Journalist Martin Sixsmith (Coogan) hears about her quest and attempts to help reunite mother and son.

Winner of the best screenplay at the Venice International Film Festival and awarded the People's Choice Award Runner-Up prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The Village Voice

"The grande dame's performance, alternately goofy and grave, is an absolute tour de force." - Inkoo Kang

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