Philomena by British director Stephen Frears will screen next week at AFI Fest in Los Angeles.

The film adapts the real-life story of Philomena Lee (played by Dame Judi Dench), a retired Irish-born nurse in search of the son she was forced to give up nearly 50 years earlier. Steve Coogan plays down-on-his-luck journalist Martin Sixsmith, who helps Philomena search for her son. Sixsmith recounts their journey in The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, the book which the movie is based on.

With Martin's help, Philomena, a staunch Roman Catholic, finds out that Anthony Lee had been adopted by an American couple.

In a clip released last week by The Weinstein Company, Philomena learns that her lost son was a closeted gay man. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Philomena won the seventh annual Queer Lion prize at the 70th annual Venice Film Festival in September.