Philomena (12A)

2013 (UK/USA/France) (Drama)
Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark
Director: Stephen Frears
A Member’s Choice Film. As much a poignant meditation on motherhood lost as a searing indictment of the Catholic Church’s antiquated attitude about what might be in the best interests of an adopted child. It is based on a powerful true story and is led by note-perfect performances from Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. Philomena offers a profoundly affecting drama for adult filmgoers of all ages. (1hr 38min)