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Physical Desc
1 videodisc (approximately 98 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
General Note
Based on the book "The lost child of Philomena Lee" by Martin Sixsmith.
General Note
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.
Creation/Production 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.
Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Mare Winningham, Michaelle Fairley, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Simone Lahbib.
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.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some strong language, thematic elements and sexual references.
System Details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
In English or dubbed French; Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH)


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Frears, S., Coogan, S., Pope, J., Tana, G., Seaward, T., Dench, J., Winningham, M., Fairley, M., Clark, S. K., Lahbib, S., & Sixsmith, M. Philomena .

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Stephen. Frears et al.. Philomena. .

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Stephen. Frears et al.. Philomena .

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Frears, Stephen., et al. Philomena

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

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