Coming Next

Saturday 14 June at 8:00 pm in the Templar Arts & Leisure Centre
(doors open 7:30pm for complimentary refreshments )

PHILOMENA  (2013)

Cert: PG, 94 mins.

Synopsis

Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, “The Lost Child of Philomena Lee”, this film focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Judi Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock (something of which her Irish-Catholic community didn’t have the highest opinion) 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 (Steve Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.

Review

…from The Guardian

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Steve Coogan and Judi Dench make a terrific odd couple in this gripping account of the search for a long-lost child.
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…from The Telegraph

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“Stephen Frears’s Philomena is both a bona fide crowd-pleaser and a drama of real intelligence,.”
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