The Lost Daughter

Directorial debut of Maggie Gyllenhaal with Olivia Colman as a divorced woman who looks back on her life during her holiday in Greece. Based on the novel by Elena Ferrante.

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Alone on a seaside vacation, Leda becomes consumed with a young mother and daughter as she watches them on the beach. Unnerved by their compelling relationship (and their raucous and menacing extended family), Leda is overwhelmed by her own memories of the terror, confusion and intensity of early motherhood. An impulsive act shocks Leda into the strange and ominous world of her own mind, where she is forced to face the unconventional choices she made as a young mother and their consequences.

Maggie Gyllenhaal made bold choices in this acclaimed directorial debut. As if the story wasn't complex enough already: motherhood as a post-traumatic disorder. A small drama, but told in a big way, partly due to the great role of Colman that doesn't let you go for a moment. Just when you think you know where it’s going, you are put on the wrong track once again.

Maggie Gyllenhaal, USA, Greece, 2021, 122 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Dakota Johnson, Ed Harris, Peter Sarsgaard.