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New 'Philomena' UK poster featuring Judi Dench

A new UK poster above ^ via Impawards has been released for Judi Dench's upcoming new film Philomena has been getting some early rave reviews at the recent Venice Film Festival and some early Oscar buzz for both Dench and the film. It just won Screenplay award there as well. It opens in the UK Cinemas November 1st and a NY and LA limited threatrical release on Christmas day in the U.S. (with a wide released scheduled for January 10th, 2014).

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.
According to Deadline:
Venice: The Weinstein Co Sets Christmas Release For ‘Philomena’
EXCLUSIVE: Following the massively positive reaction to Stephen Frears’ Philomena here in Venice, The Weinstein Co is firming its U.S. release plans. Philomena will go out first in New York and Los Angeles on Christmas Day and then will open wide on January 10, say TWC execs Robert Walak and Negeen Yazdi. The movie was warmly received at its screening here this morning; Frears and stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan also got a standing ovation at a press conference a little while ago. It had already been expected to play a role in TWC’s awards season plans, and there has been kudo chatter since the first screening today, with folks noting that Frears’ 2006 The Queen started its awards career here.
(via THR)
ROME – The first awards at the Venice Film Festival were announced Friday, with Stephen Frears Philomena winning the Queer Lion award for the best portrayal of a gay character

Frears’ Philomena, which is based on true events, stars Oscar winner Judi Dench as a woman searching for her long lost son who she discovers is gay. Dench’s character is accompanied on her journey by a snobbish journalist played by Steve Coogan.
Speaking of Dame Judi Dench and Philomena at Venice Film Fest, check out her pics from the recent premiere late last month in the following links:
'Philomenia' Photocall - The 70th Venice International Film Festival

Judi Dench/Philomena related article links



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