Youghal Cine Club Presents ‘Albert Nobbs’
Thursday 11th October 2012 at 7.30 pm The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal
Youghal Cine-Club presents ‘Albert Nobbs’ starring Hollywood Legend, Glenn Close on Thursday 11th October 2012 at 7.30 pm in The Mall Arts Centre.
Ever since playing the title role of Albert Nobbs in an off-Broadway adaptation of George Moore’s novella back in 1982, Glenn Close has wanted to bring this tale of a cross-dresser in late 19th-century Dublin to the screen.
Albert Nobbs unfolds within the opulent rooms of Dublin’s most luxurious hotel, a place designed for the enjoyment of the privileged class. For those who live and work there, however, private dramas are unfolding, and much is not as it seems. Take Albert, the shy butler. He keeps to himself for a very good reason. Albert has been hiding a secret for a very long time. Albert is actually a woman.
Albert is tempted to let the mask she’s worn for so long slip away. As she investigates the possibility of getting close an artist, Albert attempts to secure the assistance of Helen (Mia Wasikowska), one of the hotel’s young maids, but Helen too is distracted — by a handsome young handyman (Aaron Johnson).
Based on the short story The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs by George Moore, the film benefits immeasurably from its adaptation, the fruit of a collaboration between Close and Booker Prize–winning author John Banville. Their witty exchanges are handled with utter finesse by the cast, which features not only Close, Wasikowska and Johnson, but also Irish actors Brendan Gleeson and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Together they will transport you into the past — to meet a woman ahead of her time. – Toronto International Film Festival 2011
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