Philomena

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Philomena Lee (Dench) is a tough-minded, elderly Irish woman, , who battles to find out what happened to the baby boy taken away from her in the 1950s. As a teenage unmarried mother, she had been forced to put up her child for adoption, while working in one of the Irish Republic’s penitential Magdalene laundries, which survived until the 1980s. These cottage industries of shame and self-hate were run by nuns and priests who had a nasty secret of their own: they discreetly accepted substantial sums of money from America’s childless Catholic couples.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DBPqcp6Hc4

Director:
Stephen Frears 

Starring:
Anna Maxwell Martin, Dame Judi Dench,
Steve Coogan 

Rating:  12A
Year:  2013
Country:  UK
Length:  98mins


Countdown:

Past Event

Philomena

Thu 19 June 2014

7:30PM

Ends: Thu 19 June

John Clare Theatre

PE1 1SQ

£4

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