A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.
A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.
When former journalist Martin Sixsmith is dismissed from the Labour Party in disgrace, he is at a loss as to what do. That changes when a young Irish woman approaches him about a story of her mother, Philomena, who had her son taken away when she was a teenage inmate of a Catholic convent. Martin arranges a magazine assignment about her search for him that eventually leads to America. Along the way, Martin and Philomena discover as much about each other as about her son’s fate. Furthermore, both find their basic beliefs challenged. Written by Kenneth Chisholm ([email protected])
|Tagline:||These two unlikely companions are on a journey to find her long lost son.|
|Cast:||Amber Batty, Amy McAllister, Anna Maxwell Martin, Barbara Jefford, Cathy Belton, Charissa Shearer, Charles Edwards, Charlie Murphy, D.J. McGrath, Elliot Levey, Florence Keith-Roach, Frankie McCafferty, Gary Lilburn, George Fisher, George Michael Rados, Harrison D’Ampney, Jordan King, Judi Dench, Kate Fleetwood, Mare Winningham, Marie Jones, Martin Glyn Murray, Michelle Fairley, Nicholas Jones, Nika McGuigan, Paris Arrowsmith, Peter Hermann, Rachel Wilcock, Rita Hamill, Ruth McCabe, Saoirse Bowen, Sara Stewart, Sean Mahon, Simone Lahbib, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Steve Coogan, Tadhg Bowen, Vaughn Johseph, Wunmi Mosaku|