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