Judi Dench and Steve Coogan star in the moving true story of a woman’s epic search for her son.
Fifty years ago, naive young Irish girl Philomena Lee fell pregnant. This landed her in one of the Catholic Church’s notorious Magdalene Laundries as a ‘fallen woman’. Her baby boy was subsequently snatched away by nuns and sold to a rich American couple. Today, Philomena is a retired nurse who’s still desperate to track down her son. Former BBC TV correspondent turned government spin-doctor Martin Sixsmith is sufficiently intrigued to help her. The mismatched duo then embarks on a journey that creates a surprising bond between them. 98mins
Directed by: Stephen Frears
Starring: Sophie Kennedy Clark, Judi Dench, Steve Coogan
Tickets: £4.50 in advance, £5.50 on the door (Ticket price includes £1 booking fee)