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Throwing a party in the erotic drama "Lost Daughter"

Throwing a party in the erotic drama “Lost Daughter”

indie queen Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut got a standing ovation after its premiere at the Venice Film Festival last fall. totally owed. She is as sharp a director as she is an actress.

The Lost Daughter is a film adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s novel (best known for the Neapolitan novel quartet) of the same title but which contains none of the dreary narrative character of an ordinary book adaptation. Instead, it’s a low-intensity, threatening relationship. The logic is emotional rather than dramatic.

Olivia Colman Says Lida, a professor of British literature who in a few weeks immerses herself in a Greek island far from the usual tourist traps. On the first day, as she was sitting in her chair on a half deserted beach, she was invaded by a large family of Greek-born Yankees. Since Leda is a reclusive and aloof type, he immediately breaks up with strangers, but later when young girl Elena disappears, and Leda finds her in particular, relationships quickly fizzle out.

Lida, who obviously carries tons of old trash in her mental backpack, becomes fascinated by the relationship between Elena and her mother, which brings back memories of her time as the mother of a toddler, and they’re not all rosy.
Complex emotions bounce back and forth, inside, around them. Quiet emotional chaos.

actually happen Not much, but more implicit and planned, and the real tension is in the confused anticipation of how Leda will handle certain situations. At times, you probably don’t know why she acts the way she does, like when she takes Elena’s favorite doll without explanation and hides it in her hotel room.
And what happened to the children of Lida?

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It’s all somehow related to motherhood, not least of which is its pain. About the inability to live up to the classic role of mother – but nothing is completely clear here, information is gradually sprinkled.

on the other side It is stuffed with metaphors that pave the way to the interior of Leda and its history. Like her habit of peeling an orange in one piece, waiting for a snake-like shell to explode, like that black worm crawling out of the doll’s mouth, like the scene in which she explains a navel to her daughters.

Olivia Colman gives Leda’s divided mind complete justice – she can go and get her little Oscar statuette now – and in flashbacks, she played main character Jesse Buckley (I’m thinking of ending things), who in recent years has emerged as a true indie favourite.

Yes it is Quite an acting festival with supporting names like Ed Harris, Dakota Johnson and Paul Mescal (Ordinary People). but the bigThe star here is still Maggie Gyllenhaal. It’s been a long time since I first saw such a confident and daring delineator – who also trusts the audience to have enough IQs to put one and one together, and get the sum of three.