Ever since its debut at the Venice Film Festival where it won Best Screenplay, THE LOST DAUGHTER has been a large piece of the 2021 Netflix Awards Season Puzzle. Now that the film has been released on the platform, we finally get to give our take as this episode is our full breakdown of Maggie Gyllenhaal's directorial debut complete with our thoughts on the film's award season chances after a strong showing at the Gotham Awards. Special Guest: film podcaster Morgan Roberts of the Untitled Cinema Gals Project
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Our intro/outro music is "The Poor Surgeon" by O'K and the Night Crew
Adapted from the acclaimed short novel by Elena Ferrante, THE LOST DAUGHTER centers on Leda (Olivia Colman), a middle-aged divorcee devoted to her work as comparative literature professor and her two children, whose beach vacation takes a dark turn when she begins to confront the troubles of her past. Starring Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Dakota Johnson, Ed Harris, Peter Sarsgaard, and Paul Mescal.