Quesnel Film Club presents their fourth film in the winter series, Albert Nobbs, March 15, 6:30 p.m. at Carib Theatre.
A film fifteen years in the making, Albert Nobbs is the highly anticipated feature by acclaimed director Rodrigo Garcia and based on the stage play of the same name. The movie is a moving and effectual portrait of one woman’s struggle with personal identity and self assurance in 19th century Ireland.
Glen Close stars as the titular character, in what will arguably become one of the most celebrated performances of her career.
Working as a butler in a high-end hotel in Dublin, Nobbs lives an intensely private and solitary life, closely guarding a secret.
When a stranger is hired on to paint the interior of the hotel, Nobbs finds herself forced to share a room with the overbearing gentleman and the surprising truth quickly emerges.
Terrified by what this possible exposure could mean, Nobbs begins to dream of a life similar to that of her new friend’s – complete with a home, a shop and a wife to call her own.
Albert Nobbs is a fascinating character study that offers a glimpse into one individual’s personal struggle with gender and identity.
Reprising the role she made famous on stage, Close delivers an understated and remarkable performance as a lonely and lost individual struggling to find happiness amidst a bleak existence.
Tickets for Albert Nobbs are $9 (regular) and $7 (seniors) which includes film club membership. For information call 250-747-7422 or 250-747-3979 or visit www.quesnelfilmclub.ca.