American actor Jake Gyllenhaal was every inch of the supportive brother when he attended the premiere of his sister Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut, The Lost Daughter, at the Venice Film Festival on Friday.
According to People magazine, the famous brother duo posed together on the red carpet for Maggie’s Lost Daughter at the 78th Venice International Film Festival.
Jake accompanied his sister where the couple coordinated in black and white outfits. Maggie was also accompanied by her husband and actor Peter Sarsgaard, who appears in the film.
Actress Olivia Colman, who plays the lead in the film, was also seen at the premiere dressed in a dark navy velvet suit. Dakota Johnson, who also stars in the film, attended the premiere dressed in a plunging silver dress.
The film received a warm four-minute standing ovation in the Great Room of the Venice Film Festival after Greek music played as the credits progressed, with Maggie’s brother Jake cheering in line behind her.
The Lost Daughter stars Olivia in the title role. She plays Leda, a literature teacher and mother of two grown daughters who goes on vacation to Greece. While there, he meets a family on vacation and a young mother who reminds Leda of her own dark experiences with parenthood.
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The film is an adaptation of the homonymous novel by Elena Ferrante. The film also stars Jessie Buckley, Paul Mescal, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, and Ed Harris.
Last month, Maggie told Vanity Fair that she had doubts about whether she could direct the film, but that the doubts were dispelled as soon as she arrived in Greece, where the film was shot.
“I have never felt more alive and in the flow of my life than I did as a director,” she told the magazine.