RVH Film Night - My Old LadyMy Old Lady

Cert 12A, 1h 45m

Directed by: Israel Horovitz

Starring: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith





Doors open 7:00pm, Film 7:30, Supper 9:30pm £6, wine £11/bottle

Last bookings 1200 Sunday 14th June – film £6 pay at the door

Bookings: filmnight@rockbournevillagehall.org.uk or phone: Lucy Matthews 01725 518695

Maggie Smith has somewhat cornered the market in grumpy, posh old ladies, and here in American playwright Israel Horowitz’s adaptation of his long running Broadway play she is at her irascible best. When drunken American lay-about Mathias, brilliantly played by  Kevin Kline (A Fish Called Wanda), turns up to claim the flat left to him in the Marais district of Paris by his late and estranged father, he finds that Mathilde Gold ( Maggie Smith) is ensconced and irremovable thanks to a French law that favours sitting tenants over possible spare rooms. A further complication arises because her daughter Chloë, played by Kristin Scott Thomas- still the most beautiful actress on the screen- will not budge either. So a funny and touching ménage a trios, full of twists and turns, is at the centre of this delightful film.

Maggie, Kristin, Kevin, Paris in the spring what more could you want?

John Crome

Next film Wednesday 16th September, to be decided