Albert Nobbs features Glenn Close playing a woman who leads her life as a man to get ahead in the world of 19th Century Ireland. No one even notices that he is really a woman until someone is asked to room with him/her for a night. The film also stars Janet McTeer, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Aaron Johnson, Mia Wasikowska, and Brendan Gleeson. The trailer is good, but I found the song playing in the background distracting. It would have been a much better trailer with a score behind it.
“Award winning actress Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs) plays a woman passing as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some thirty years after donning men’s clothing, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making. Mia Wasikowska (Helen), Aaron Johnson (Joe) and Brendan Gleeson (Dr. Holloran) join a prestigious, international cast that includes Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Janet McTeer, Brenda Fricker and Pauline Collins.
Rodrigo Garcia directs from a script that Glenn Close, along with Man Booker prize-winning novelist John Banville and Gabriella Prekop, adapted from a short story by Irish author George Moore.”
Albert Nobbs is in theatres January 27, 2012.