The Missing Daughter, Maggie Gyllenhaal's debut full-length directorial, premiered yesterday at the New York Film Festival. Her husband Peter Sarsgaard and brother Jake Gyllenhaal came to support her, along with their beloved Jeanne Kadier. Jake and Jeanne were already out together the other day, but this time they posed for the first time on the red carpet together. Other guests at the premiere included Dakota Johnson, Olivia Colman and Normal People star Paul Mescal.
The painting “The Lost Daughter” was first shown at the last Venice Film Festival. She was nominated for the main award – “Golden Lion”, but was awarded for the best screenplay.
The script of the film is based on a short story by Italian writer Helena Ferrante, author of the Neapolitan novels cycle. The film tells about the professor of the college Leda, who comes to rest in Greece. Her hopes for a quiet and relaxing holiday are dashed to smithereens when she discovers a noisy family from New York nearby. Having met a young mother Nina and her little daughter, she recalls early motherhood, as a result of which she begins to be haunted by feelings of guilt.
The film stars Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Paul Mescal and Peter Sarsgaard.
Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard
Peter Sarsgaard, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jeanne Kadier
Jesse Buckley, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Olivia Colman and Dakota Johnson
Dakota Johnson and Paul Mescal