The dilemma of motherhood is being captured in this feature. Something we don’t say out loud but goes in the heart of each woman. The struggle she goes through in the face of care for her children and her dreams. Stating a similar dichotomy, ‘The Lost Daughter‘ shares the plight of a woman’s heart.
Cast and Production
A drama film produced by an actor turned director—the iconic role of Rachel Dawes from The Dark Knight. Yes, you heard it right; I am referring to Maggie Gyllenhaal. After receiving some epic awards, including Golden Globe awards for her dramatics and working in more than 30 films. She is now oozing her talent as a writer, director and producer in this upcoming movie. The cast of the release is what the gossip in the town is about, Dakota Johnson (famous for her role in Fifty shades). The Lost daughter is starring some great talent on its sets like Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Peter Sarsgaard, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Paul Mescal, and Ed Harris.
A story that digs deep into the unnerving truth that we hide from ourselves, the truth about the past and the messed up emotions it accompanies with it. Leda, a divorced woman with two daughters and a professor of English literature. The movie begins with Leda planning a vacation to discover herself in the newfound solidarity by being apart from her children as her grown daughters are now living with her ex-husband in Canada. The event that was supposed to make her lonely liberated her to serenity. Little did she know that this visit to the coastal town in Italy and the events which followed will reveal some gruesome and horrifying secrets of her past as she finds herself in close proximity to Napolitains inhabitants, Sharing the same beach with their family
Leda one day discovers herself finding the missing Nina’s daughter (Napolitain family). She reminisces about all the bruises she endured in her childhood and still carries them to her present. The discontent she had from her mother (with the threats to leave), and as a mother herself as she found herself sacrificing her dreams for the sake of her family. She recalls her abandoning of her daughter.
This story elucidates how emotional traumas are ferried inside us through the generations. There is a beautiful line that summarises all that the story is about –
‘Though we can’t undo the damage, forgiveness is a loop. It never retrieves what has happened to us or what we have done. The sole action undertaken is the acceptance of the damage that we have rented.’
What’s the Netflix release date for The Lost Daughter?
The movie will make its debut at the Venice Film Festival in September 2021. It will subsequently hit select theatres (likely to get the movie qualified for the awards season) on December 17th. The movie will be released on Netflix globally on December 31, 2021.
The plight of women often goes unnoticed. She has to be imagined in many roles, idolized and pedestalize so that we forget that she is a human being too. She is a mother, a wife and a daughter, and her life ends up revolving around them and not realizing her core identity as a woman. We really hope you will enjoy the movie. Do push like and comment below about your views on the storyline. Visit our website for more content on entertainment.