Philomena is a 2013 British-French-American comedy-drama directed by Stephen Frears, based on the book 'The Lost Child of Philomena Lee' by journalist Martin Sixsmith. Starring Judi Dench & Steve Coogan, it tells the true story of Philomena Lee's 50-year-long search for her son. The film has been recognised by several international film awards. Coogan & Jeff Pope won Best Screenplay after it was screened at the 70th Venice International Film Festival. The film is nominated in four categories at the 2014 Academy Awards, including Best Picture & Best Actress, & had four BAFTA Awards & three Golden Globes nominations.