"Dead? No, I'm alive actually."
Based on the novel by Elena Ferrante, Maggie Gyllenhaal makes her feature debut as a director with The Lost Daughter.
The real strength here is the lead actress: Olivia Colman. She plays Leda and the amazing Jessie Buckley plays a younger version of the character. They really do seem perfectly cast to play the same character.
Colman's character swims, speaking Italian, shushes noisemakers at the movie theater, positions her chair so she can take a…