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Philomena / 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.

by Frears, Stephen [film director.]; Coogan, Steve [screenwriter,]; Pope, Jeff [screenwriter.]; Tana, Gabrielle [film producer.]; Seaward, Tracey [film producer.]; Dench, Judi [actor.]; Winningham, Mare [actor.]; Fairley, Michelle [actor.]; Kennedy Clark, Sophie [actor.]; Lahbib, Simone [actor.]; Jefford, Barbara [actor.]; Maxwell Martin, Anna [actor.]; Ryan, Robbie [cinematographer.]; Desplat, Alexandre [composer (expression)]; Boyle, Consolata; Sixsmith, Martin; Weinstein Company [presenter.]; Yucaipa Films [presenter.]; Pathé Distribution Limited [presenter.]; BBC Films [presenter.]; Studio Canal+; Cine Plus; Baby Cow Productions [production company.]; Magnolia Mae Films (Firm) [production company.]; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment [film distributor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialDescription: 1 videodisc (approximately 94 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.Uniform titles: Philomena (Motion picture).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 -- DramaGenre/Form: Feature films. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired.DDC classification: 791.43/72
Production 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 ; screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope ; produced by Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward.
Awards: Academy Awards, 2014: Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actress (Dench), Best Original Score (Desplat), Best Adapted Screenplay (Coogan and Pope).Cast: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Mare Winningham, Michelle Fairley, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Simone Lahbib, Barbara Jefford, Anna Maxwell Martin.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.
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Special features include: Making of ; audio commentary with Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope

Based on the book: The lost child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sixsmith.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.

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 ; screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope ; produced by Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward.

Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Mare Winningham, Michelle Fairley, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Simone Lahbib, Barbara Jefford, Anna Maxwell Martin.

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.

Rated M: Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over. Note: offensive language & sexual references.

Includes optional descriptive subtitles for the hearing impaired.

Academy Awards, 2014: Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actress (Dench), Best Original Score (Desplat), Best Adapted Screenplay (Coogan and Pope).

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