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Philomena [videorecording]

The Weinstein Company/Yucaipa Films, Pathé, BBC Films and BFI present ; with the participation of Canal+ and Ciné+ ; A Baby Cow/Magnolia Mae Production ; a film by Stephen Frears ; directed by Stephen Frears ; screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope ; produced by Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward.
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Judi Dench stars in the story of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock and given up for adoption. Nearly 50 years later, Philomena meets Martin Sixsmith, a former BBC reporter looking for his next big story. Together, they embark on a journey to locate her long lost son. As the pieces of the puzzle come together, the unlikely travel companions form a comic and heartwarming friendship. Based on the 2009 investigative book by Martin Sixsmith.
Director
Stephen Frears
Performer(s)
Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Mare Winningham, Michaelle Fairley, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Simone Lahbib.
Release Date
2013
Run Time
98 min.
Language
In English or dubbed French; Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Rating
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some strong language, thematic elements and sexual references.
Notes
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Based on the book "The lost child of Philomena Lee" by Martin Sixsmith.
Special features: A conversation with Judi Dench; The real Philomena Lee; Q&A with Steve Coogan; Feature commentary with Steve Coogan and screenwriter Jeff Pope.
Credits
Make up and hair designer, Naomi Donne ; costume designer, Consolata Boyle ; music, Alexandre Desplat ; editor, Valerio Bonelli ; production designer, Alan Macdonald ; director of photography, Robbie Ryan.
Published
Beverly Hills, Calif. :Anchor Bay Entertainment,[2014]
Publisher no.
WC61631 Anchor Bay Entertainment
Description
1 videodisc (approximately 98 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
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