‘The Lost Daughter’ review: Olivia Colman is haunted by choices she made as a young mother

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The Seattle Times

Leda (Olivia Colman), a professor on holiday in Greece, quietly watches a young mother (Dakota Johnson) and her small daughter at the beach. The pair, photographed close up, seem indistinct, like you can’t quite tell where the child leaves off and the mother begins. Leda, gazing intently, looks like she might cry; this woman clearly has a story that we haven’t yet been told. “The Lost Daughter,” actor Maggie Gyllenhaal’s feature directing debut (adapted by Gyllenhaal from an Elena Ferrante novel), is about mothers and daughters and the space in between them — or the absence of that space. Slow…

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