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In the 1950s, young desperate mother Philomena was shut up in an Irish convent when nuns sold her three year-old child for adoption in the US. Throughout her life, she dreamed of being reunited with her son, but could not trace him. Enter Martin Sixsmith, a former BBC reporter played by Steve Coogan, who decides against his better judgment to use his contacts and journalistic nose to help Philomena in her search. Based on a true story, the film — with moving emotion but many comic moments — exposes the bigotry and hypocrisy of past generations, while showing the challenges faced by pregnant teenage women lacking adequate support.
A film guide that looks at Philomena (2013), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
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