The Richard Loncraine-directed feature tells the story of a long-time married New York couple — Alex (Freeman), an artist and Ruth (Keaton), a retired teacher — as they are trying to sell their East Village apartment, where they’ve lived for 40 years.
The sale causes a huge bidding war, which leads to various unexpected real estate-related issues they have to resolve.
As the couple makes an offer on a new apartment, they look back on years of memories they made in their old home.
Based on Jill Ciment‘s 2009 novel Heroic Measures, 5 Flights Up‘s screenplay is written by Charlie Peters.
It also stars Cynthia Nixon, Michael Cristofer, Claire van der Boom, Korey Jackson, Carrie Preston, Sterling Jerins, Josh Pais, and Miriam Shor.
Making its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) as a 2014 TIFF Gala Presentation selection, the film also screened at the 2014 Zurich Film Festival in Switzerland, 2015 Göteborg International Film Festival in Sweden, 2015 Dallas International Film Festival, and 2015 Montclair Film Festival in New Jersey.
It was released to limited theaters in Estonia, the U.S. and Israel in May and has showings schedule in Italy for June 25, the Netherlands for July 2, and Chile on July 16.
The film was produced by Lascaux Films, Latitude Productions, and Revelations Entertainment.