Appropriately MeetingNetflix has successfully secured the distribution rights in North America for the upcoming debut of Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal prodigal daughter. Streamer also holds rights in other regions of the world except for the United Kingdom, Benelux, Germany, South Africa, Italy, Spain, Greece, South Korea, Switzerland, Iceland, Poland, Turkey, Scandinavia, Portugal, Israel, Indonesia, and the Captured Center in the East.

The acquisition comes ahead of the world premiere of the Olivia Colman-hosted drama at the 2021 Venice Film Festival next month. The film is based on Elena Ferrante’s 2006 novel of the same title.

“I am excited to be working with Netflix again,” Gyllenhaal said in a statement. “I have supported so many works that I am proud of, and this is no exception. Netflix has always championed filmmakers who excite and inspire me, and I am delighted to be accepted into this company.”

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prodigal daughter Written and directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal. Submitted by Olivia Colman (Crown), Dakota Johnson (Peanut Butter Falcon), Jesse Buckley (Wildflower), Peter Sarsgaard (broken glass(I’m Paola Mescala)Ordinary people). Oliver Jackson Cohen (Invisible Man), Ed Harris (The westand Dagmara Domiciclegacy).

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Ferrante’s novel begins with Lida (Coleman), a middle-aged divorced and English teacher who goes on vacation to the beach after her two daughters visit their father in Canada. The story explores the conflicting feelings between a mother’s relationship with her children.

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The official summary of the book reads: “When the girls leave the house, Lida expects a time of loneliness and longing. Instead, she feels a little ashamed of the sense, and liberates as if her life has become easier and easier. He decides to go on vacation to the seaside in a small coastal town in the south of the country. Italy But after a few days of rest, things take a dangerous turn Lida meets a family whose rude behavior is disturbing and even threatening When a seemingly insignificant event occurs, Lida is overwhelmed with memories of the difficult and unconventional choices she made as a mother and the consequences. and her family. The joyful tale of a gentle woman’s discovery soon turns into a tale of a cruel confrontation with an unresolved past.”

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prodigal daughter Produced by Maggie Gyllenhaal, Talia Kleinhendler and Osnat Handelsmann-Keren for their Pie Films banner. Charlie Dorfman of Samuel Marshall Productions is also the producer, with Samuel Marshall and Endeavor Content financing the project.