Publisher: Rialto Run time: 108 mins Year: 2006 Release date: 05/12/2007 RRP:$ 29.99$ 14.99
Dan Ireland's latest film is the comedy drama, "Mrs Palfrey at The
Claremont", based on the best selling novel of the same name, by the
late, celebrated English author, Elizabeth Taylor.
The story centers around an elegant elderly lady (Plowright) who, after
being recently widowed, moves from Scotland to London to be near to her
26 year old grandson, Desmond. Desmond fails to return any of her
several phone calls, or visit her at the resident hotel she is staying
(The Claremont), fate brings her together with a young writer, Ludovic
Meyer, after she has an accident outside his basement flat.
Eventually, Ludo ends up helping Mrs. Palfrey by playing a charade -
pretending to be her grandson, so that the other off-beat elderly
residents of the hotel believe that she hasn't been lying, and that she
really does have a grandson.