My Old Lady

My Old Lady

Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is just a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian flat out of his estranged father. However, when he arrives in France to offer the domicile, he is shocked to locate a renter who isn't prepared to budge. His flat is an viager - an ancient French realestate system with all complex rules related to its resale value - and also the feisty Englishwoman Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith), who has lived in the flat with her daughter Chloé (Kristin Scott Thomas) for many decades, could contract collect regular payments out of Mathias until her passing.