Report by Alex Evans, Reporter
Saturday, April 28, 2012
GUNNING for her first ever Oscar, Glenn Close is out to redefine identity in Albert Nobbs.
Close plays a woman who pretends to be a man in order to find work in the bleak, patriarchal world of 19th Century Ireland.
Albert was born out of wedlock and raised in a convent before being kicked out after her mother’s death.
Desperate to escape a harrowing, devastating sexual experience at the hands of a group of men, she soon finds a second-hand suit and attempts to live the rest of ‘his’ life as a lie.
Director Rodrigo Garcia (Mother And Child) oversaw a script written by Glenn Close in collaboration with Man Booker prize-winning novelist John Banville.
Based on the book, The Singular Life Of Albert Nobbs, the film is an eye-opening look into self-identity and sexism in a harsh world.