Movie Philomena: When Organized Religion Rules Rather Than Human Rights

Philomena is a 2013 drama film directed by Stephen Frears, based on the 2009 book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by journalist Martin Sixsmith. Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, it tells the true story of Philomena Lee‘s 50-year search for her adopted son and Sixsmith’s efforts to help her find him.

The film gained critical praise and received several international film awards. Coogan and Jeff Pope won Best Screenplay at the 70th Venice International Film Festival,[4][5][6] while the film was also awarded the People’s Choice Award Runner-Up prize at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.[7] The film was nominated for four Oscars at the 86th Academy AwardsBest PictureBest Adapted ScreenplayBest Actress (for Dench), and Best Original Score. It was also nominated for four BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globe Awards.

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