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Glenn Close to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award in San Sebastian

Glenn Close in Rodrigo Garcia's "Albert Nobbs." Roadside Attractions.

The San Sebastian International Film Festival is honoring actress Glen Close with this year's Donostia lifetime achievement award on September 18. Close will also be on hand at the event to introduce the European premiere of her latest project, Rodrigo Garcia's "Albert Nobbs."

The film's been gaining traction as a possible awards contender, especially for Close's buzzed-about performance as a woman passing as man in order to work and survive in 19th-century Dublin. In addition to starring, Close co-penned the screenplay for the drama, based on a short story by Irish author George Moore.

Before hitting San Sebastian, the film will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The San Sebastian International Film Festival runs from September 16 to 24.

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