New Yorker Mathias (Kevin Kline) 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), still living in the apartment with her very protective daughter Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas). 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 Chloe, 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.
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.