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Tokyo International Film Festival Honors Glenn Close with Best Actress for Albert Nobbs

Tokyo International Film Festival Honors Glenn Close with Best Actress for Albert Nobbs

Adding another nod in the direction of a best actress Oscar nomination, Glenn Close won best actress at the recently wrapped Tokyo International Film Festival for her gender-bending role in Rodrigo Garcia's period drama Albert Nobbs.

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The five-time nominated Close, who wrote, starred, and produced Albert Nobbs, has been intertwined with the story of Albert Nobbs for the past 30 years. In the 1980s, Close starred in a play based on the story of the cross-dressing Englishwoman in 19th-century Dublin, where the movie was filmed. Both the Toronto Film Festival and Telluride chose Albert Nobbs as one of their official selections. (More details are in our Close interview; trailer posted below.)

Other films honored at the Tokyo festival include Play (Sweden, Denmark, France), A Better Life (France), and Detachment (US).

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