Shortly after seeing her daughters leave home, Leda, a divorced university professor, is more fulfilled and calm and decides to take a relaxing vacation in a coastal town in Greece. On her vacation by the sea she meets a rather strange family with whom she begins to become obsessed. From that moment, her memory returns to those times when she was younger and raised her two little ones of hers and all the difficult decisions that she had to make as a mother.
The Dark Daughter marks her directorial debut for renowned actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. The film won the Best Screenplay Award at the last edition of the Venice Film Festival. Based on the novel of the same name by the writer Elena Ferrante, it stars the Oscar-winning British actress Olivia Colman (The Father) along with Dakota Johnson (Personal Assistant), Peter Sarsgaad and Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose), among others.