Albert Nobbs is the remarkable story of a woman who passes as a man in order to survive 19th century Ireland.
Directed by Rodrigo Garcia and co-starring Mia Wasikowska, Brendan Gleeson and Aaron Johnson this witty period drama unfolds within the opulent rooms of one of Dublins most luxurious hotels as Albert begins to dream of escaping the confines of her own making.
Albert, a shy butler who keeps himself to himself, has been hiding a deep 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 her soul mate, she dares to hope that she might one day live a life free of secrets.
Glenn Close stars in the title role of Albert, an award-winning role she played on stage more than twenty years ago. Close puts in a remarkable, heart-rending performance as the complex character and pulls off an incredible transformation. Albert Nobbs is a wonderful period drama full of humour, pathos and tenderness.