Photo: Glenn Close and Rodrigo García
Rodrigo García is the film director son of Colombian Nobel Prize writer Gabriel García Márquez. In Garcia’s latest film “Albert Nobbs”, Glenn Close poses as a man so she can work as a butler in 19th Century Dublin.
Rodrigo García was born in Bogotá, Colombia, the son of Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez and Mercedes Barcha Pardo. He lives in the US since 1987.
García’s television credits include directing several episodes of HBO’s, Six Feet Under, Carnivàle, and Big Love.
He has also worked as a camera operator and a cinematographer for several films such as Gia, The Birdcage and Great Expectations, as well as directed a variety of independent films.
His film Nine Lives was nominated for the William Shatner Golden Groundhog Award for Best Underground Movie, while his most recent film “Albert Nobbs” has been garnering tons of positive criticism.
“Albert Nobbs,” played by Glenn Close, is the story of an independent woman that struggles to survive in the Ireland of the late 19th century, where women weren’t encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man so she can work as a butler in Dublin’s most posh hotel, “Albert” meets a handsome painter and looks forward to exposing the truths she has been hiding.
The film is set to open January 27 of 2012, though some sources speculate it could open as early as this fall, to amp up Oscar buzz.