Penniless New Yorker Mathias travels to Paris to liquidate a huge he has inherited from his estranged father. He is stunned to find a refined old lady (Mathilde) living there with her very protective daughter. He soon learns that under ancient French law, he will not actually gain possession of the apartment until Mathilde dies.
With its unique blend of comedy, drama and, ultimately, romance, My Old Lady marks the directorial debut of internationally-celebrated playwright-screenwriter Israel Horovitz.
Israel Horovitz’s screenwriting credits include The Strawberry Statement (Prix de Jury, Festival de Cannes, 1970), Al Pacino comedy Author! Author! and Istvan Szabo’s sweeping epic, Sunshine. My Old Lady is his film directorial debut.