By Rodrigo GARCIA

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Drama - Completed 2010

19th Century Ireland: for a woman to be independent and single, she must deceive everyone – by pretending to be a man. Albert, a ‘man’ with a lifelong secret, finds herself caught up in an unusual love triangle in this sexy, poignant story.

& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2011
Gala Presentations
    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama, Romance
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 113 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Rodrigo GARCIA
    • Writer(s)
    • John BANVILLE, Gabriela PREKOP, Glenn CLOSE
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/9541-C1B5-A903-ABAB-D7E2-Q
    • Producer(s)
    • Glenn CLOSE (Trillium Productions), Julie LYNN (Mockingbird Pictures), Bonnie CURTIS, Alan MOLONEY (Parallel Films)
    • Synopsis
    • 19th century Ireland: a woman with no husband or family and without work would face a bleak life of poverty 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 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... This humorous but ultimately poignant ensemble story about life 'below-stairs' is nothing less than Gosford Park meets Boys Don't Cry.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Dec 01, 2010