access CINEMA release Our Children opens in Irish Film Institute and Triskel Christchurch from Friday May 10th
access>CINEMA releases the Belgian drama Our Children (A Perdre La Raison) at the Irish Film Institute, Dublin and Triskel Christchurch Cork from today, May 10th. + more
Albert Nobbs (2011)
Director Rodrigo García
This beguiling tragic-comic tale has been a labor of love for star Glenn Close, who first played the title character on stage 30 years ago, co-wrote the screen adaptation with Irish novelist John Banville, and also served as a producer on the film. A nineteenth century Dubliner, Albert is the headwaiter and butler at Morrison’s Hotel. Long in the employ of the proprietor, Mrs Baker (Pauline Collins), Albert is an impeccable servant, but an odd, lonely man who keeps himself to himself. And no wonder, because he’s a she, so used to passing as the opposite sex for employment purposes that s/he is now virtually sexless. But Albert’s life isknocked sideways when fate and Mrs Baker insist on sending another man to share her bed….
Close pulls off this demanding role with virtuoso delicacy and restraint, but it’s hardly a one-man (or one-woman) show: the stellar supporting cast includes director Rodrigo Garcia’s In Treatment protégé Mia Wasikowski as a pretty maid Albert takes a shine too, Brendan Gleason as the house doctor and the great stage actress Janet McTeer in a revelatory performance as Albert’s initial foil and ultimate inspiration. - Palm Springs International Film Festival 2011
Running Time 113m
Rodrigo García was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and raised in Mexico City. He has directed episodes of the television series The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Big Love and In Treatment. His feature films are Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (00), Ten Tiny Love Stories (01), Nine Lives (05), Passengers (08), Mother and Child (09), and Albert Nobbs (11). His father is the author Gabriel García Márquez.