Maggie Gyllenhaal’s highly anticipated directorial debut, The Lost Daughter, finally debuted on Netflix today.
Premiering at Venice Film Festival to critical acclaim in September this year Netflix has finally released the psychodrama.
Centring on Olivia Colman’s character Leda Caruso and her unhealthy fixation on a young mother and her daughter on holiday in Greece, the film is nothing short of fantastic for its portrayal and exploration of motherhood.
The story follows Leda Caruso (Olivia Colman), a middle-aged college professor who goes to Greece for a summer vacation. But soon, she meets a woman and her daughter and gets obsessed with them. This triggers some unpleasant memories from her past and things take a very dark turn for everyone involved.
The psychological drama movie is directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal. Gyllenhaal holds a long-running reputation as an actress and a producer. She has earlier directed an episode of the 2020 television series, Homemade. The Lost Daughter is Gyllenhaal’s debut in directing a feature film.
The Lost Daughter is based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Elena Ferrante. Originally titled La figlia oscura in Italian, the book was translated into English by Ann Goldstein in 2008. In 2018, Maggie Gyllenhaal acquired the rights to the novel to be adapted into a movie.
Who is in the cast lost Daughter
Like the powerful plotline, the cast of The Lost Daughter is quite a strong one. Olivia Coleman and Dakota Johnson lead the ensemble cast, along with Jessie Buckley, Paul Mescal, Dagmara Domińczyk, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Peter Sarsgaard, and Ed Harris in major roles. The cast list also includes Jack Farthing and Alba Rohrwacher, among others.
The film is currently playing in theatres and will be available on Netflix as of December 31.