Alone on a seaside vacation, Leda (Olivia Colman) becomes consumed with a
young mother and daughter as she watches them on the beach. Unnerved by
their compelling relationship, (and their raucous and menacing extended
family), Leda is overwhelmed by her own memories of the terror, confusion
and intensity of early motherhood. An impulsive act shocks Leda into the
strange and ominous world of her own mind, where she is forced to face the
unconventional choices she made as a young mother and their consequences.
This is Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut, based on the novel by Elena
Ferrante. THE LOST DAUGHTER also stars Jessie Buckley, Dakota Johnson, Ed
Harris, Peter Sarsgaard, Dagmara Dominczyk, and Paul Mescal.