There will always be broad comedies about people impersonating members of the opposite sex -- classics like Some Like It Hot
, and Victor/Victoria
spring to mind immediately. While those films all have something deeper to say about our preconceived notions about gender roles, not that many dramas address the issue with the delicacy of Albert Nobbs
Set in 19th century Ireland, director Rodrigo Garcia’s movie stars Glenn Close as the title character, a woman who has been posing publically as a man for decades in order to stay employed. Currently the head of the waitstaff at a hotel, Albert saves her money and occasionally goe...