The Lost Daughter Trailer: What is the Movie About?

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A still from The Lost Daughter

Fans of Maggie Gyllenhaal are curious as to what is the release date of The Lost Daughter? With The Lost Daughter, Maggie Gyllenhaal will be making her directorial debut. She has been famously seen doing roles in Donny Darko, The Dark Knight, and The Deuce. Gyllenhaal talked about what drew her to The Lost Daughter. She said she felt like something secret and honest had been uttered out loud as she completed Elena Ferrante’s book, The Lost Daughter. She immediately imagined how much more vivid the experience would be if the story would be shown at a movie theatre surrounded by other people. This is what drove her to work on this adaptation right away.

Oscar-winner Olivia Colman will star in the film. It also features Dakota Johnson and an A-list cast with exciting characters. The narrative of The Lost Daughter is about a woman’s emotional troubles and how her obsessions led to catastrophic repercussions.

It’s a story of a woman who regrets not being good enough for her children. Maggie said if she can relate to a fictional experience written in a book, then it suggests this is an experience a lot of others are having but are not talking about. So, let’s dive into the release date of The Lost Daughter, its trailer, and much more!

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The Lost Daughter’s Storyline & What Inspired It!

Leda (Olivia Colman) is the protagonist of The Lost Daughter. She is a divorced, middle-aged mother of two who works as an English professor. When her daughters visit their father, she takes a solitary vacation to a beach in Greece to relax and enjoy the freedom.

When an American family comes to the same beach where she is, her vacation is disturbed, even more so when their child goes missing. Leda assists them in locating their missing daughter while also reflecting on her own past.

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A still from The Lost Daughter

Leda’s memories of the dread, perplexity, and intensity of early parenthood overwhelm her. She is thrown into the weird and ominous realm of her own mind by an impulsive act. Leda is forced to confront the unconventional choices she made as a young mother and the ramifications of those choices.

The hauntings continue to plague her. These memories take a toll on her mental health. The family, particularly Nina and Callie, remain suspicious of her actions. The Lost Daughter explores whether a woman can transcend the challenges of motherhood or become stuck in regret and misery. The Lost Daughter has a run-time of two hours and one minute (121 minutes). It is inspired and based on Elena Ferrante’s novel of the same name.

The Lost Daughter’s Release Date

On September 3, 2021, The Lost Daughter had its premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival. Maggie Gyllenhaal won the Golden Osella for Best Screenplay for the film. The movie was shown at the Whistler Film Festival in Canada.

The lost daughter release date
A still from The Lost Daughter

Netflix has bought the rights to distribute the film in a number of countries. After a limited theatrical release, the film will also be available to stream on Netflix. The Lost Daughter is set to be released in theatres in the U.S on December 17, 2021. The release date of The Lost Daughter for Netflix is December 31, 2021.

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What Did The Lost Daughter’s Trailer Give A Glimpse Of?

On October 18, 2021, Netflix uploaded the official trailer for The Lost Daughter. Leda Caruso travels to Greece at the beginning of the trailer. Soon after, she comes across a young woman and her young daughter, whom she begins to observe and stalk. The trailer gives us a glimpse of Leda’s character. It develops a sense of suspense surrounding her and her life.

Nina, Leda’s mother, is likewise shown to be concerned about her daughter’s actions. There are also a few flashbacks to Leda’s past, where we see her as a young mother with two little daughters. She abruptly leaves without saying anything to them. “Children are a crushing responsibility,” Leda says simply and coldly in a scene where Nina and her sister-in-law Callie approach her about parenthood. This sentence reveals a lot about Leda’s mothering abilities.

The trailer shows that things aren’t going well for Leda and that something horrible is about to happen. The foreboding repetition of “Don’t let it break” said by a child adds to the atmosphere.

Cast Of The Lost Daughter

Olivia Colman portrays Leda Caruso. The plot revolves around Leda and how she manages her emotions as a mother, as well as her past and present, and where it all takes her. As shown in the trailer, Jessie Buckley plays a younger version of Leda Caruso. The younger Leda exposes a lot about her elder self’s actions.

The lost daughter release date
A still from The Lost Daughter

Dakota Johnson is Nina in the movie. A fellow traveler and the mother of the missing daughter. There is Peter Sarsgaard playing Professor Hardy. He is interested in Leda’s career and, presumably, her. We see the famous actor from the Hulu series ‘Normal People’ Paul Mescal in the movie. He plays the character of a seasonal worker at the beach house.

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