Poster for The Lost Daughter (2021)

The Lost Daughter (2021)

Director: Maggie Gyllenhaal Run Time: 121 min. Release Year: 2021

Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley, Olivia Colman, Paul Mescal, Peter Sarsgaard

Country: United States, Greece
Language: English

“made with such alertness to the power of cinematic language…you cannot break its spreading sinister spell”

—David Rooney for The Hollywood Reporter

About the film:

Winner of Best Screenplay at the 2021 Venice Film Festival. A woman’s seaside vacation takes a dark turn when her obsession with a young mother forces her to confront secrets from her past.

About the filmmaker:

Maggie Gyllenhaal is an American actress and filmmaker. She has appeared in almost 50 projects since the early 1990s, including Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko and Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. She earned her first Golden Globe nominations for her work in Steven Shainberg’s Sundance prize winner Secretary and Laurie Collyer’s Sherrybaby, and an Academy Award nomination for her performance as a single mother in Scott Cooper’s Crazy Heart. She branched into producing with the series The Deuce and Sara Colangelos’ Sundance prize winner The Kindergarten Teacher.

For her phenomenal feature debut The Lost Daughter, Gyllenhaal was named one of Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch for 2022. She adapted the film from the novel of the same name by acclaimed Italian author Elena Ferrante.

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