The Lost Daughter


The Lost Daughter
Leda is a middle-aged divorcée 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 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, 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.

122 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Violence).
Drama, Female interest, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Dakota Johnson, Ed Harris, Peter Sarsgaard, Dagmara Dominczyk
Director
Maggie Gyllenhaal
ScreenplayMaggie Gyllenhaal, fsom the novel by Elena Ferrante
MusicDickon Hinchliffe
CinematographyHélène Louvart
EditingAffonso Gonçalves
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorEmpire Entertainment
Made in2021
Produced byEndeavor Content, Faliro House Productions, Pie Films, Samuel Marshall Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone (sic)
NudityNone (sic)
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceNone (sic)
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for sexual content/nudity and language
Runtime121
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

British Board of Film Classification rating

15: Suitable for 15 years and olderVery strong language, Strong sex
Runtime122
British version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
15 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
1
Violence
2
Sex
4
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Metacritic.com
42 critics
17
Rottentomatoes critics
146 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconA strikingly assured debut for writer-director Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter unites a brilliant cast in service of a daringly ambitious story.
19
CommonSenseMedia
Tara McNamara quote iconDrama shines harsh light on motherhood; swearing, nudity.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
13 users
12
IMDB
1292 Netizens
14
The Movie DB
Community
16

Average .. 74%

15

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