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Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut - co-produced by the UK’s Pie Films - confronts the tensions of motherhood with unsettling intensity. Aided by two committed performances from British Oscar-winner Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley as middle-aged and younger Leda, despite the Italian sun and setting, this drama bristles with chilly truths.

Directors

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal

Writers

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • Elena Ferrante

Cast

  • Olivia Colman
  • Jessie Buckley
  • Dakota Johnson

Synopsis

While on holiday in Italy, academic Leda (Olivia Colman) is forced to confront her own maternal ambivalence when she forms an attachment to a young mother (Dakota Johnson) that takes a sinister turn.