Albert Nobbs (2011) (C)
"A jaw-dropping performance by Glenn Close... Brilliant."
From director Rodrigo Garcia (Mother and Child) Albert Nobbs is a witty period drama about the lives of the people who work at Morrison's, one of Dublin's most luxurious hotels, and the hotel butler, Albert Nobbs, a woman who disguises herself as a man.
Albert, a shy butler who keeps to himself, has been hiding a secret for some thirty years - 'he' is a woman who has had to dress and behave as a man in order to escape a life of poverty and loneliness.
As Albert Nobbs begins to question the world she has created for herself, and thinks she may have found a soul-mate, she dares to hope that she might one day live a life free of secrets. -- Mockingbird Pictures, 2011, UK/Ireland/France/USA.
Starring Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Janet Mcteer, Pauline Collins, Brendan Gleeson.
Directed by Rodrigo Garcia.
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival.
Official Selection Telluride Film Festival.
Based on the novella "Albert Nobbs," written by George Moore.
DVD Release Date: May 15, 2012.
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