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by Peter Knegt
August 9, 2013 10:18 AM
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Watch: Judi Dench Looks For Her Son and Another Oscar In International Trailer For 'Philomena'

An international trailer has given us our first glimpse at Stephen Frears' "Philomena," which is world premiering in Venice in a few weeks. Judi Dench stars in the film as a woman searching for the son she was forced to give up as a teenager. It's clearly the kind of role Oscar nominations are made of, and Dench -- who received six noms and one win between 1997 and 2007 -- is no stranger to making that happen.

Check out the trailer below, which makes clear the film is a bit more comic than its material might suggest (wait for the joke in its final seconds). Which makes sense, given it's written by Steve Coogan, who also has a primary role in the film alongside Dench. But it still seems like a great fit for awards season, particularly with The Weinstein Company behind it.