BRIDGESTONE AWARD "Best in Ireland 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Creating memories and bespoke ceremonies
The Oscar nominated film ‘Philomena’ screens at Nenagh Arts Centre on this Thursday 15th of May.
Philomena Lee’s quest for her her now son following her time at a Magdelene laundry has now attained legendary status in Ireland and abroad. Speaking for the thousands of parents and children who suffered at the hands of a cruel system. ‘Philomena’ is the poignant story of a woman’s search for her lost child.
The story has strong resonances for North Tipperary audiences as the Laundry where Philomema lived was in Roscrea and some of the scenes in the film have caused controversy as they depict a a callous and inflexible side to those in the convent who were aware of the case.
From Roscrea to the UK to America, the film is set against the backdrop of a rapidly changing world. Philomena’s Irish manerisms are offset against her cynical travelling companion, BBC journalist Martin Sixsmith. Judi Dench in the title role and Steve Coogan, who plays her reluctant journalist advocate are excellent in both key roles.
The film screens at 8 p.m. on Thursday 15th of May at Nenagh Arts Centre. Adm. is €8 and pre-booking is advised.