Cast: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith
Director: Israel Horovitz
Running Time: 106 minutes
New Yorker Mathias (Kevin Kline: A Fish Called Wanda) travels to Paris to sell a grand old apartment he has inherited from his estranged father. But he is stunned to find a refined old lady, Mathilde (Maggie Smith: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), still living in the apartment with her very protective daughter Chloé (Kristin Scott Thomas: The English Patient). He soon learns that under ancient French law, he will not gain possession of the property until Mathilde dies and must make monthly repayments to her until such time. A hard-up writer with no other assets to his name and no money for a return fare to New York, Mathias realises with bitterness that he has in fact inherited a debt. Much to the dismay of Chloé, the spirited 92-year-old Mathilde offers Mathias lodgings in the apartment until he works out what to do. Featuring captivating performances from its three expert leads and a warm and witty script, My Old Lady is a charming, sophisticated and deeply satisfying modern day classic.
My Old Lady