My Old Lady – BBC Films

My Old LadyMathias (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.
STARRING Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas and
Maggie Smith, Dominique Pinon, Stéphane Freiss
with Noémie Lvovsky
SCREENPLAY Israel Horovitz based on his play
Très chère Mathilde
PRODUCERS Rachael Horovitz, Gary Foster,
Nitsa Benchetrit, David Barrot
Joe Oppenheimer, Charles S. Cohen, Daniel
Battsek, Mike Goodridge, Israel Horovitz,
Raphaël Benoliel, Russ Krasnoff
SALES AGENT Protagonist Pictures


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
A Paris-based dramatic comedy marking the
feature film directorial debut of internationally-
acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Israel
Horovitz, who has adapted his award-winning
stage-play for the screen