My Old Lady is a British–French–American comedy-drama film written and directed by Israel Horovitz in his feature directorial debut. The film stars Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Dominique Pinon.
Mathias, a down-and-out New Yorker, travels to Paris to liquidate a huge, valuable apartment he has inherited from his estranged father. Once there, however, he discovers a refined old woman, Mathilde, living in the apartment with her daughter, Chloé.
Mathias quickly learns that the apartment is a “viager” — an ancient French system for buying and selling apartments — and that he will not actually get possession of the apartment until Mathilde dies, and that he, in addition, owes her a life annuity of € 2400 a month.