My Old Lady

Library (Launched TIFF 2014) / Comedy Drama / US / 107 mins / 2014
Director:
Israel Horovitz
Writer:
Israel Horovitz (Author! Author!, Sunshine, The Strawberry Statement)
Cast:
Maggie Smith (Quartet, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Downton Abbey)
Kevin Kline (Definitely Maybe, A Fish Called Wanda)
Kristin Scott Thomas
Dominique Pinon (Micmacs, Amelie)
Producers:
Rachael Horovitz (Moneyball, )
Nitsa Benchetrit (The Black waters of Echo Pond)
David C. Barrot (Eyes Wide Open)
Gary Foster (Sleepless In Seattle, The Soloist)
Co Producers:
Fulldawa Films
Production Credits:
Krasnoff-Foster Entertainment / Deux Chevaux / Katsize Films / BBC Films

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.


About the Director:

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.