Directed by Richard Loncraine, it depicts a New York couple in their golden years — an artist named Alex (Freeman) and a retired teacher named Ruth (Keaton) — 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 novel Heroic Measures, 5 Flights Up‘s screenplay is written by Charlie Peters.
Last year, the film made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) as a 2014 TIFF Gala Presentation selection
The film also stars Cynthia Nixon, Michael Cristofer, Claire Vanderboom, Korey Jackson, Carrie Preston, Sterling Jerins, Josh Pais, and Miriam Shor.
Shot in Manhattan, 5 Flights Up was produced by Lascaux Films, Latitude Productions, and Revelations Entertainment.