Leda (Olivia Colman) is a professor who’s on vacation in Greece when a young mother attracts her attention and brings back memories of her own motherhood. Slowly, we discover Leda is not your average mother….
Language: English – subtitles: Dutch
The Lost Daughter follows an intriguing narrative as we find out more and more about Leda’s history and personality while her holiday takes an unexpected turn. An impulsive act confronts Leda with her own past and the unconventional choices she made as a young mother. What happened in her past, and who is she really?
This is Maggie Gyllenhaal’s debut as a director and is based on a book by Elena Ferrante. The film requires close watching because small hints are dropped about why Leda is acting the way she is and about what happened in the past.
This film is recommended by the Studium Generale Students’ Film Committee because it shows an unusual perspective on motherhood and the conflict between personal ambitions and needs and the role as a mother.
- Olivia Colman won several awards for her performance including Actress of the Year by the London Critics Circle.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal won several awards for directing debut including Hamilton Behind The Camera’s Breakthrough Director Award and the Directors Guild of America’s Outstanding Directorial Achievement in First-Time Feature Film.
- “Colman’s is one of the best performances of the year.” Roger Ebert.
- “On Colman’s hard face, indecision is poetry, her search for solace a curious mathematical puzzle. But a relatively young actress, Buckley, is superb, too.”The Wire.
- “Leda’s deeply complicated sentiments about motherhood are written all over her face, from the film’s first frame to the last.” Elle
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