The film is set to be released in selected cinemas and on Netflix on the 31st December.

Netflix has released the official trailer for the upcoming film The Lost Daughter, set to be released in selected cinemas and on Netflix on the 31st December.

Based on the novel by Elena Ferrante, the film marks the directorial debut of Maggie Gyllenhaal and was awarded Best Screenplay at this year’s Venice International Film Festival.

Alone on a seaside vacation, Leda (Olivia Colman) becomes consumed with a young mother and daughter as she watches them on the beach. Unnerved by their compelling relationship, (and their raucous and menacing extended family), Leda is overwhelmed by her own memories of the terror, confusion and intensity of early motherhood. An impulsive act shocks Leda into the strange and ominous world of her own mind, where she is forced to face the unconventional choices she made as a young mother and their consequences. 

Alongside Olivia Coleman, the film also stars Jessie Buckley, Dakota Johnson, Ed Harris, Peter Sarsgaard, Dagmara Dominczyk, and Paul Mescal.

The film features a screenplay by Maggie Gyllenhaal, cinematography by Hélène Louvart, music by Dickon Hinchliffe and costume design by Edward K. Gibbon.