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Looking for the lost child

Review: Philomena

Looking for the lost child

Stephen Frears returns to the Mostra with a delicious tragic comedy, which is already foreshadowed as a huge international success. 

"I would like the Pope to see my film"

Interview: Stephen Frears • Director

"I would like the Pope to see my film"

The British director presented his film Philomena at the 70th Venice Mostra, a delicious sweet and sour comedy with Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. Award for Best Screenplay 

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international title: Philomena
original title: Philomena
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: The Weinstein Company/New York
year: 2013
directed by: Stephen Frears
screenplay: Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope
cast: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Ruth McCabe, Simone Lahbib, Xavier Atkins, Charles Edwards, Neve Gachev

main awards/selection

Venice 2013Osella Award for Best Screenplay (Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope)
Toronto International Film Festival 2013
Mill Valley Film Festival 2013
Hamptons International Film Festival 2013
Hawaii Film Festival 2013
BFI London Film Festival 2013
Chicago International Film Festival 2013
Austin Film Festival 2013
Ljubljana International Film Festival 2013
AFI Fest 2013
Napa Valley Film Festival 2013
Stockholm International Film Festival 2013
St. Louis International Film Festival 2013

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