THE LOST DAUGHTER
Narrative Feature | 121 minutes

HIFF 2021

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This film played at HIFF 2021
on 10/8/2021 and 10/12/2021
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Directed by
Maggie Gyllenhaal

Produced by
Charlie Dorfman
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Osnat Handelsman-Keren
Talia Kleinhendler

Written by
Maggie Gyllenhaal

Featuring
Olivia Colman
Jessie Buckley
Dagmara Dominczyk
Peter Sarsgaard
Dakota Johnson
Ed Harris
Paul Mescal
Alba Rohrwacher


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2021 | English | USA/Greece/UK/Israel

Adapted from Elena Ferrante’s novel, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s extraordinary directorial debut follows celebrated academic Leda (Olivia Colman), whose seaside holiday takes a sinister turn upon the arrival of a mysterious family. Observing the raucous clan, Leda quickly develops a dangerous fixation on young mother Nina (Dakota Johnson) and her daughter—unearthing long-buried memories and forcing Leda to face the consequences of her own unconventional choices. Grounded by Colman’s fearlessly complex performance, THE LOST DAUGHTER is an electrifying, unpredictable tale about the terror, confusion, and intensity of motherhood.