21st century was meant to be seen as the turning point for society an era where discrimination, prejudice, racism takes the backseat but its sad that even today those stigma’s of life are still strong. In era where people find mixed race relationships offensive, people been gay and women having same rights as men especially at work, but lets go back to 19th century Ireland an era when men dominated everything, children spoke when spoken too and women where only seen as wives, mothers and housebuilders with no rights at all to be different unless you were Albert Nobbs.
Albert Nobbs stars Glenn Close Mia Wasikowska, Brendan Gleeson, Janet McTeer, Aaron Johnson, Pauline Collins, Brenda Fricker, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Bronagh Gallagher. Tells the story of Albert (Close) a woman surviving playing a man which was in those days a man’s world to escape poverty and loneliness, she is simply a free spirited woman living in the wrong era.
I’ve not heard much about the movie apart from the odd image but the movie has just premiered at Toronto Film Festival to glowing reviews, a moving drama which sounds like a movie we should check out when its released which should be near the end of this year or early 2012. There’s no trailer just yet but Yahoo have released 2 clips from the movie which you can check out below.
A witty Irish-set period drama about the lives of staff at Dublin‟s most luxurious hotel: the illegitimate child of a maid, a beautiful couple‟s impossible love, and Albert…a woman who pretends to be a man to survive. Nineteenth century Ireland: for a woman to be independent and single, she must deceive everyone – by pretending to be a man. Albert, a shy butler who keeps to himself, has been hiding a deep secret for years – „he‟ is a woman who has had to behave as a man all her life in order to escape a life of poverty and loneliness. When a 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 nerve to court beautiful, saucy young maid Helen in whom she thinks she‟s found a companion – 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… Stars Glenn Close.