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Philomena

Author: Stephen FrearsSteve CooganJeff PopeGabrielle TanaTracey SeawardAll authors
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2014]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Historical films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Films for the hearing impaired
Motion pictures
Foreign films
Drama
Named Person: Philomena Lee; Martin Sixsmith; Michael A Hess
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Frears; Steve Coogan; Jeff Pope; Gabrielle Tana; Tracey Seaward; Judi Dench; Michelle Fairley; Barbara Jefford; Anna Maxwell Martin; Mare Winningham; Sophie Kennedy Clark; Simone Lahbib; Robbie Ryan; Valerio Bonelli; Alexandre Desplat; Consolata Boyle; Martin Sixsmith; Weinstein Company,; Yucaipa Films.; Pathé Distribution Limited.; BBC Films.; British Film Institute.; Studio Canal+.; Cine Plus.; Baby Cow Productions.; Magnolia Mae Films (Firm),; Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc.
OCLC Number: 869881662
Language Note: In English or dubbed French with optional Spanish subtitles and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Notes: 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.
Credits: 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.
Cast: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Michelle Fairley, Barbara Jefford, Anna Maxwell Martin, Mare Winningham, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Simone Lahbib.
Awards: Academy Awards, 2014: Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actress (Dench), Best Original Score (Desplat), Best Adapted Screenplay (Coogan and Pope).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for some strong language, thematic elements and sexual references.
Description: 1 videodisc (98 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Other Titles: Philomena (Motion picture)
Responsibility: 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.

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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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