Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline and Kristin Scott Thomas star in film at Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (September 17, 2014) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the acclaimed new romantic drama “My Old Lady” starring Academy Award-winners Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline and Oscar-nominee Kristin Scott Thomas. This delightful, award-winning film will show Sept. 26-30 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
He’s in the will, and she’s in the way in “My Old Lady”. Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he’s shocked to discover a live-in tenant who is not prepared to budge. His apartment is a viager — an ancient French real estate system with complex rules pertaining to its resale — and the feisty Englishwoman Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith), who has lived in the apartment with her daughter Chloé (Kristin Scott Thomas) for many years, can by contract collect monthly payments from Mathias until her death.
With no place to go, Mathias strikes a tentative lodging arrangement with Mathilde, instantly clashing with suspicious, lovelorn Chloé over his private dealings with a rapacious property developer, who wants to purchase the apartment. An uneasy détente settles in as the quarreling Mathias and Chloé come to discover a common ground of childhood pain and neglect. As they draw increasingly closer, Mathilde unveils a complex labyrinth of secrets that unites the trio in unexpected ways.
With its unique blend of comedy, drama and ultimately romance, “My Old Lady” marks the directorial debut of internationally celebrated playwright Israel Horovitz, adapting his own hit play.
Filmed on location in a ravishing Paris of quiet back streets and familiar locales, “My Old Lady” is a touching romantic drama about inheritance and past secrets coming home to roost, featuring an all-star cast working together at the height of their powers.
“My Old Lady” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sept. 26-30. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27; 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28; and 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 29-30.
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.