‘The Lost Daughter’ Trailer: Maggie Gyllenhaal Makes Her Directorial Debut

Netflixx has released an official trailer for The Lost Daughter, an adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s novel of the same name. Let’s take a look.

It looks like it will be a compelling psychological drama. The trailer only teases us with flashbacks to Olivia Colman‘s character’s own experiences with motherhood. I’m interested in seeing more of that period in her life.

Maggie Gyllenhaal wrote and directed The Lost Daughter, which also acts as her directorial debut. If the trailer is any indication of her talent behind the camera, I’d say, “So far, so good.”

In addition to Colman, the film stars Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley, Paul Mescal, Dagmara Domińczyk, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Peter Sarsgaard, and Ed Harris.

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.

The Lost Daughter hits select theaters on December 17, 2021. It begins streaming December 31, 2021 on Netflix.

What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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