Posts Tagged ‘Philomena Lee’

The real Philomena Comments 0

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

“I was a bit of a dumb cluck in the film,” the real Philomena says, chuckling. “Some of those things I didn’t say. But it had to bring a bit of laughter into it. Because it’s so sad, you know.” Even today, there’s a lingering stigma about women who choose to place their children for Read more

Pope Francis meets Philomena Lee Comments 0

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Philomena Lee, the woman whose story inspired the Oscar nominated film “Philomena”, this week attended Mass in St Peter’s Square before meeting Pope Francis at his weekly General Audience. “Philomena” is the movie of Lee’s search for her adopted son. Lee, now 80, was an unmarried mother in Ireland in the 1950’s, and put into Read more

Philomena Lee defends film against anti-Catholic charge Comments 0

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Philomena Lee, the real life subject of the acclaimed forced-adoption drama “Philomena,” has issued a letter defending the film against accusations that it is “anti-Catholic.” Responding to a review in the New York Post that called the film “hateful and boring,” the letter published by Deadline replied directly to the Post’s critic, Kyle Smith. The Read more