Alone on a seaside vacation, Leda 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.
Based on ‘The Lost Daughter’ (novel) by Elena Ferrante.
This is Maggie Gyllenhaalʼs 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.