2 February 2023
The Lost Daughter (2021)
Adapted from the 2006 novel by Elena Ferrante (who penned the acclaimed Neapolitan Novels, on which the series My Brilliant Friend is based), The Lost Daughter centres on Leda, a woman alone on a seaside vacation. Leda becomes consumed with a young mother and daughter as their compelling relationship unlocks memories of the terror, confusion and intensity of early motherhood, and the consequences of her own unconventional choices as a young mother.
Winner of 38 international awards, The Lost Daughter was nominated for three 2022 Oscars – Best Lead Actress for Olivia Colman, Best Supporting Actress for Jessie Buckley, and Best Adapted Screenplay for Maggie Gyllenhaal, in her feature film directorial debut.
The Lost Daughter has a 94% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The Wrap says it’s “a masterwork. Olivia Colman is absolutely fantastic,” while The Playlist says the film “leaves you haunted like only the best films can.”