Philomena webchat and DVD giveaway

We are delighted to announce that the real Philomena Lee, who inspired the Oscar-nominated and award-winning film Philomena, will be joining us for a webchat on Thursday 27 March from 1-2pm. 

 
Philomena Lee
 
Based on the best-selling book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sixsmith, this incredible true story was adapted for the screen by star Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope. A touching comedy-drama, this is brimming with heartbreaking pathos and uproarious humour in equal measure.
 
Loved by audiences and critics alike, Pathé Productions invite you to experience Philomena this Mother's Day, released on Blu-ray and DVD on 24 March 2014.
 
 

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We have 30 copies of Philomena on DVD up for grabs - to enter please fill out your details below. When you have watched the film we would love to hear your thoughts on our discussion thread, and post a question to Philomena in advance of the webchat on Thursday 27 March from 1-2pm.
 
If you are not successful in our giveaway, feel free to pre-order a copy of the DVD or Blu-Ray ahead of its release date on 24 March - the perfect gift for Mother's Day.
 
This giveaway is now closed.

 

About the film

 

Philomena LeeOscar-nominated director Stephen Frears (The Queen) leads an all star British cast, fronted by the inimitable Oscar® winner and screen legend; Dame Judi Dench, as endearing Irish mother Philomena Lee and BAFTA® winning actor, comedian, writer and producer Steve Coogan as real-life former BBC journalist Martin Sixsmith. 

 
Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee (Dench) was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a 'fallen woman'.  When her baby was only a toddler, he was adopted and taken to America without warning. Philomena spent the next fifty years searching for her lost son in vain.
 
Then she met Martin Sixsmith (Coogan), a world-weary journalist as cynical as Philomena was trusting. Together they set off for America on a journey that would not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena's son, but also the powerful bond that developed between Philomena and Martin – a surprising relationship that was both profoundly moving and very funny.
 
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Watch the trailer

 

 
 

Reviews

 
'One of the year's most memorable films…a warm and hilarious delight.' Sunday Mirror
 
'Dame Judi Dench breaks your heart and then mends it.' Daily Telegraph
 
'Judi Dench is on sparkling form.' Radio Times

 

Last updated: 20-Mar-2014 at 10:08 AM