Olivia Colman gives a powerhouse turn in ‘The Lost Daughter’, prickly and combustible as Leda Caruso, a middle-aged languages professor on a working holiday in Greece.
In flight from her past, possibly from herself, she stares at the sea as though it’s done her a great wrong and eats alone at the bar, repelling anyone who draws close.
She haunts the resort like a ghost while other ghosts are haunting her. We get hints of her past when she is played very well by Jessie Buckley. Prepare to be wrong-footed by this clever and sensual film.
Maggie Gyllenhaal’s splendid directorial debut.