Director: Rodrigo García
Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Pauline Collins, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Brendan Gleeson
Albert Nobbs is a butler at the Morrison Hotel in late 19th Century Dublin. Biologically female, (s)he has lived as a man for 30 years while secretly saving to buy a tobacconist shop. And then his secret is discovered in a somewhat surprising manner and with equally surprising consequences…This off-beat historical drama was very much Close’s personal project. Not only is her performance outstanding and utterly convincing, but the film spans the centuries and touches on themes that are coincidentally very much front and centre today. Another unique, affecting and quietly moving drama.