My Old Lady

My Old Lady Synopsis

Mathias (Kevin Kline) is a down-and-out New Yorker who travels to Paris to liquidate a huge, valuable apartment he has inherited from his estranged father. Once there, however, he discovers a refined old woman Mathilde (Maggie Smith) living in the apartment with her daughter Chloé (Kristin Scott Thomas). Mathias quickly learns that the apartment is a “viager” – an ancient French system for buying and selling apartments – and that he will not actually get possession of the apartment until Mathilde dies. While working with a Parisian real-estate dealer (Dominique Pinon), to sell his contract for the apartment, Mathias discovers that Mathilde and his father were lovers for more than 50 years.

Credits

Starring:

Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Dominique Pinon, Stéphane Freiss, Noémie Lvovsky

Director:

Israel Horovitz

Producers:

Rachael Horovitz, Gary Foster, Nitsa Benchetrit, David Barrot

Screenplay:

Israel Horovitz

Executive Producers:

Charles Cohen, Daniel Batsek, Christine Langan, Joe Oppenheimer

Distributor:

Curzon Film Group

Credits summary:

BBC Films presents in association with Protagonist Pictures and Tumbledown Productions Limited A Deux Chevaux/Katsize Films Production in association with Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment An Israel Horovitz Film

Certificate:

12A

Running time:

107 mins

Release Dates

Released

21 November 2014

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