The Magdalene Sisters, was a powerful film about the horrific lives of unwed mothers in Ireland who had their babies essentially stolen from them and then were subjected to cruel working conditions in laundries run by sadistic nuns. That same era in the Church is revisited in Philomena, an astoundingly good film based on a true story which follows the search of a woman who had her son taken away fifty years before. Don’t miss it!
According to the Financial Times: “This is a doleful, radiant, understated comedy of hope and faith. That’s almost a definition of good British cinema.”