The Lost Daughter: Netflix Release Date, Cast and Trailer

The Lost Daughter is a 2021 psychological drama movie based on Elena Ferrante’s novel of the same title. The film is composed and directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Netflix released a trailer of the movie last month, featuring a woman’s tranquil beach vacation that takes an unsightly turn as her obsession with a young lady staying at a nearby villa ignites her memories.

From the movie’s suspense trailer, it’s clear that the plot has set a high bar. Though much has been unveiled, there’s still more to find out, which you’ll get to find out only if you watch the movie.

Release Date

Netflix obtained distribution rights to the movie between August and October in the U.S., U.K. and other countries. It is set to launch the film on New Year’s Eve, after making a brief theatrical debut in U.S. cinemas from December 17.

The Lost Daughter has however, been around for quite some time since its world premiere on September 3 at the 78th Venice International Film Festival. Gyllenhaal then received the Golden Osella Award for Best Screenplay.


The film obtained a 68% rating on IMDb with the top reviewer rating 8/10 with the caption, ‘Great drama and directorial debut.’ With 90% Rotten Tomatoes, many critics acclaim the film’s plot and theme.

The Lost Daughter’s Cast

The cast is as dynamic as the movie. It introduces the robust supporting actresses, Fifty Shades of Gray’s Dakota Johnson as Nina and The Crown’s Olivia Colman as Leda.

Other major roles are played by Oliver Jackson- Cohen as Toni, Jessie Buckley as Young Leda, Dagmara Domiczyk as Callie and Paul Mescal as Will. We also can’t forget the amazing performances of Peter Sarsgaard as Professor Hardy, Ed Harris as Lyle, Jack Farthing as Joe, Vassilis Koukalani as Maurice and Panos Koronis as Vasili.

Written by Hailey van Braam

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