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More “Albert Nobbs” reaction from Telluride – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Update: Rodrigo Garcia’s period drama “Albert Nobbs,” which held its world premiere in Telluride over the weekend, has found a vocal supporter in New York Times film critic A.O. Scott. Calling the film “a lovely and surprising movie,” Scott raves about Glenn Close’s transformation into the title character, a woman in 19th century Ireland who must pose as a man in order to work at a posh Dublin hotel.

The film was described as a passion project by those in attendance over the weekend, as Close produced, stars in and co-wrote the screenplay.

I’m eager to judge for myself when I finally catch up with the film in Toronto next week.

From earlier:
Friday night in Telluride brought the world premiere of Rodrigo Garcia’s “Albert Nobbs,” an Irish period piece that stars Glenn Close as a woman masquerading as a man who she can maintain a job in a posh Dublin hotel. Talk at the fest swirled around the 64-year-old Close, a driving force behind the story and the film (she produced and co-wrote the screenplay with John Banville), who has been nominated for 5 Oscars and is seeking her sixth – if the film connects.

That’s a mighty big “if,” so far.

“Glenn Close’s transformation can’t carry passionless ‘Albert Nobbs’” HitFix writes of Garcia’s film. While the site admits that Nobbs is a dream role for Close, the film’s conclusion “lands with hardly any reaction because you simply don’t care.”

Close’s passion for the project, which she shepherded to the screen after years of behind-the-scenes struggles, was evident on screen, though as one analyst put it, that doesn’t help to hide the film’s “flaws.”

At the same time, virtually everyone at Telluride who delivered halfhearted praise for “Albert Nobbs” still seemed to agree that Close has an excellent shot at landing her sixth Oscar nomination for Best Actress if Roadside Attractions can mount a lasting campaign.

“Nobbs” next pulls into Toronto, where it will seek more supportive buzz than it seems to be getting out of this year’s Telluride crowd.

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