An Irish tale unlike any I've seen, Albert Nobbs is a masterful work and may cause you to never see Glenn Close as you have previously. To her role in a moment. Close is credited with the screenplay, based on a short story written by Irish author George Moore, who died in the 1930's. Close was also active, if not instrumental, in casting the crew.
Now about her acting-extraordinary. She plays the role of Albert Nobbs, a waiter/butler at a Dublin Hotel in the 19th Century. She portrays a woman, posing as a man and her work is alone a reason to see the film. But there is much more.
Director Rodrigo Garcia has crafted a period piece that
speaks to the gender and sexual politics as well as the class awareness that stalk our 21st Century. It is also about love, dreams and sacrifice told with an unmistakable Irish tone.
Janet McTeer, who portrays Hubert Page, another woman passing as a man and Mia Wasikowska, a sort of love interest of Nobbs, are both superb.
Attention to detail and scenic design will please those of you who like historical drama. This inde film is one of the best of the year and gives you an Irish tale of woe that you will remember.
SOMETHING ELSE YOU'VE PROBABLY
NEVER SEEN BEFORE
This is one of those videos that came in a mass forward with the admonition, you've got to see this. Yea, I know, those are the kind of words that make us all a bit dubious.
But here I am, posting it and telling you, you've probably never seen anything like this.
How many of you would love to
share a moment like this?
Enjoy the weekend, even if it includes a vicarious thrill.
See you down the trail.