Albert Nobbs

Albert Nobbs
Rodrigo Garcia
Ireland (Eire), France
John Banville / Glenn Close
Glenn Close / Aaron Johnson / Brendan Gleeson / Brenda Fricker / Mia Wasikowska / Janet McTeer / Bronagh Gallagher
Parallel Films [IE]


19th century Ireland; a woman with no husband or family and without work would face a bleak life of pverty and loneliness. Albert, a shy butler who keeps himself to himself, has been hiding a deep secret for years - 'he' is a woman who has had to dress and behave as a man all her life in order to escape this fate. When handsome painter Hubert Page arrives at the hotel, Albert is inspired to try and escape the false life she has created for herself. She gathers her nerves to court the beautiful, saucy young maid Helen in whom she thinks she's found a soul-mate - but Helen's eye is on a new arrival: handsome, bad-boy Joe, the new handy-man. As Albert dares to hope that she might one day live a normal life, we catch a glimpse of a free-spirited woman who is caught in the wrong time...

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Oscar 2012
Best Actress in a Leading Role Nomination, Glenn Close
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nomination, Janet McTeer
Best Make-Up Nomination
IFTA - Irish Films & Television Awards 2012
Best International Actress Award, Glenn Close
Best Film Nomination
Best Script Nomination
Best Actor Nomination, Brendan Gleeson
Best Supporting Actress Nomination, Maria Doyle Kennedy
Best Supporting Actress Nomination, Brenda Fricker


France (22 of February 2012)
Spain (27 of January 2012)