Philomena Trailer : Starring Judi Dench, and Steve Coogan, comes the touching true story of a woman searching for her son. Philomena will be in cinemas from November 1st 2013 Philomena Lee was sent away to a convent to be looked after as a "fallen woman". Taken from her at the age of 3, her son was "sold" in America. Forced to vow she would never seek him, Philomena fought her vow and spent the next 50 years searching for her lost son. With the help of journalist, Martin Sixsmith, Philomena travels to America to find her lost son.