PHILOMENA

PHILOMENA

Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, PHILOMENA focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock ó something her Irish-Catholic community didnít have the highest opinion of ó and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldnít allow for any sort of inquiry into the sonís whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.



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