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First Trailer for ‘The Lost Daughter’ Reveals a Look at Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Directorial Debut

THE LOST DAUGHTER: OLIVIA COLMAN as LEDA. CR: YANNIS DRAKOULIDIS/NETFLIX © 2021.

The first trailer for Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s directorial debut The Lost Daughter has finally been released. Based on the book of the same name written by Elena Ferrante, the script is also written by Gyllenhaal. The film stars Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Dakota Johnson, Peter Sarsgaard, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Paul Mescal, and Ed Harris. Netflix will release The Lost Daughter December 31st on its platform, after a limited theatrical release. Look out for a review this week by our own Joey Magidson out of Film Fest 919. In the meantime, here’s the official plot synopsis:

“Alone on a seaside vacation, Leda (Olivia Colman) 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.”

You can watch the trailer below and see the film in theaters December 17 or on Netflix beginning December 31st:

Stay tuned for more on The Lost Daughter at Awards Radar!

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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