A witty and resonant blend of light comedy and adult drama, My Old Lady is, in every sense, the product of a master storyteller. Kevin Kline (The Big Chill, A Prairie Home Companion) plays New Yorker Mathias who journeys to Paris after learning that he has inherited a spacious apartment from his estranged father. Mathias hopes to liquidate his new property and return home, but his plan hits a snag when he discovers that the elderly Mathilde (Maggie Smith, Quartet, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and her daughter (Kristin Scott Thomas, The Invisible Woman, Sarah’s Key) are inhabiting the space and have no inclination — nor a legally enforceable reason — to leave. In fact, in accordance with centuries-old tradition, the apartment will not revert to his possession until its present occupant passes away.
The memorable acting by this remarkable cast results in emotional performances in this heartfelt drama.
Many THANKS to this Movie’s Sponsor:
Catherine Nasmith Architect
Catherine Nasmith Architect is one of the province’s leading heritage advocates who practices what she preaches. She offers architectural and heritage planning services from the former Windermere post office and general store, a building she and her husband returned from dereliction.
Her most recent Muskoka project is an extension to a 1920’s cottage, built on granite piers and incorporating restored, reclaimed windows, doors, and cabinetwork, an approach she pioneered in the rehabilitation of the cottage next to her office. Both projects have a timeless quality to them, blending perfectly into the Muskoka landscape and architectural traditions.