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The Lost Daughter, motherhood and complex female characters with producer’s Osnat Handelsman-Keren and Talia Kleinhendler

The Lost Daughter, motherhood and complex female characters with producer’s Osnat Handelsman-Keren and Talia Kleinhendler

By Rapt

This week, we are so excited to be talking about Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut - The Lost Daughter (2021). We are joined by two of the incredible producers of the film, Osnat Handelsman-Keren and Talia Kleinhendler.


The Lost Daughter stars Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley who both play Leda at different stages of her life. A middle-aged Leda arrives for a quiet holiday on a Greek island, but things take a menacing turn when she encounters a family whose brash presence proves unsettling, at times even threatening. When a seemingly meaningless event occurs, Leda is overwhelmed by memories of the difficult, unconventional choices she made as a mother and their consequences for herself and her family.


In this episode, we discuss the lack representations of difficult motherhood and the need for more female decision-makers in film.


The Lost Daughter is currently available to stream on Netflix.


Next week we are dipping our toes into the DC Universe to talk about The Batman (2022), starring Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano and Andy Serkis. The Batman is currently available to watch in UK cinemas.


Transcript available here.


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