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Philomena / the Weinstein Company/Yucaipa Films, Pathé, BBC Films and BFI 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 ; produced by Steve Coogan ; produced by Tracey Seaward.

Frears, Stephen, (film director.). Coogan, Steve, (screenwriter,, film producer,, actor.). Pope, Jeff, (screenwriter.). Tana, Gabrielle, (film producer.). Seaward, Tracey, (film producer.). Dench, Judi, 1934- (actor.). Fairley, Michelle, (actor.). Jefford, Barbara, 1930- (actor.). Maxwell Martin, Anna, 1978- (actor.). Winningham, Mare (actor.). Kennedy Clark, Sophie, 1989- (actor.). Lahbib, Simone, 1965- (actor.). Ryan, Robbie, (cinematographer.). Bonelli, Valerio, (editor of moving image work.). Desplat, Alexandre, (composer (expression)). Boyle, Consolata, (costume designer.). Sixsmith, Martin. Motion picture adaptation of (work): Lost child of Philomena Lee. (Added Author). Weinstein Company, (presenter.). Yucaipa Films, (presenter.). Pathé Distribution Limited, (presenter.). BBC Films, (presenter.). British Film Institute, (presenter.). Studio Canal+. (Added Author). Cine Plus. (Added Author). Baby Cow Productions, (production company.). Magnolia Mae Films (Firm), (production company.). Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc., (film distributor.). Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Michelle Fairley, Barbara Jefford, Anna Maxwell Martin, Mare Winningham, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Simone Lahbib. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2014]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the book "The lost child of Philomena Lee" by Martin Sixsmith.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Special features: A conversation with Judi Dench (9 min.); The real Philomena Lee; Q & A with Steve Coogan (24 min.); feature commentary with Steve Coogan and screenwriter Jeff Pope.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Robbie Ryan ; editor, Valerio Bonelli ; music, Alexandre Desplat ; make up and hair designer, Naomi Donne ; costume designer, Consolata Boyle ; production designer, Alan Macdonald.
Participant or Performer Note:
Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Michelle Fairley, Barbara Jefford, Anna Maxwell Martin, Mare Winningham, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Simone Lahbib.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some strong language, thematic elements and sexual references.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language Note:
In English or dubbed French with optional Spanish subtitles and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Awards Note:
Academy Awards, 2014: Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actress (Dench), Best Original Score (Desplat), Best Adapted Screenplay (Coogan and Pope).
Subject: Lee, Philomena > Drama.
Sixsmith, Martin > Drama.
Hess, Michael A., 1952-1995 > Drama.
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.
Genre: Biographical films > Great Britain.
Historical films > Great Britain.
Feature films > Great Britain.
Feature films > United States.
Feature films > France.
Motion pictures > Great Britain.
Foreign films.
Biographical films.
Historical films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Films for the hearing impaired.

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