The Lost Daughter (2021)
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The Lost Daughter (2021)

Genre
Drama
Release Date
December 31, 2021
Studio
Netflix
Genre
Drama
Release Date
December 31, 2021
MPAA Rating
-
Duration
121 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
Netflix
Official Site
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Director
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Producer
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Osnat Handelsman-Keren, Talia Kleinhendler
Screenwriter
Elena Ferrante, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Leda is a middle-aged divorcee devoted to her work as an English teacher and to her two children. When her daughters leave home to be with their father in Canada, Leda anticipates a period of loneliness and longing. Instead, slightly embarrassed by the sensation, she feels liberated, as if her life has become lighter, easier. She decides to take a holiday by the sea, in a small coastal town in southern Italy. But after a few days of calm and quiet, things begin to take a menacing turn. Leda encounters a family whose brash presence proves unsettling, at times even threatening. When a small, seemingly meaningless, event occurs, Leda is overwhelmed by memories of the difficult and unconventional choices she made as a mother and their consequences for herself and her family. The seemingly serene tale of a woman's pleasant rediscovery of herself soon becomes the story of a ferocious confrontation with an unsettled past.