- Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley
- December 17th 2021
- Maggie Gyllenhaal
Olivia Colman plays an academic who becomes intrigued by another family while on holiday in Greece.
Maggie Gyllenhaal makes her feature directorial debut with this movie adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s novel.
The drama stars Olivia Colman as Leda Caruso, a comparative literature professor who is on a working holiday on a Greek island.
She heads down to the beach every day to work and has to share the shoreline with a loud and obnoxious American family.
Leda becomes increasingly intrigued by young mum Nina (Dakota Johnson) and her daughter and this makes her think about the difficult choices she made as a mother in the past.
Not much happens in The Lost Daughter – it is a slow-burning character study that explores Leda’s psyche. We don’t find out what is troubling her for a long time and that mystery felt very intriguing and compelling.
The layers are slowly peeled back through flashbacks starring Jessie Buckley as a young Leda.
The film jumps back and forth between past and present to slowly piece together her...