Netflix has released the official trailer for Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut, The Lost Daughter, which will be released in select cinemas and on Netflix on 31 December 2021.
Based on the novel of the same name by Elena Ferrante, the psychological drama stars Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley, Paul Mescal, Dagmara Domińczyk, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Peter Sarsgaard, and Ed Harris.
The film had its UK premiere at the 65th BFI London Film Festival on 13 October 2021.
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.