Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who makes her directorial debut with the upcoming “The Lost Daughter,” will appear “In Conversation” with Stephen Colbert at the Montclair Film Festival, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Montclair Kimberley Academy Upper School. Based on the 2006 novel by Elena Ferrante, “The Lost Daughter” co-stars Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson and Jessie Buckley, and will be released the theaters on Dec. 17, and begin streaming on Netflix on Dec. 31.
Gyllenhaal, who also wrote the screenplay for the movie and co-produced it, will receive the festival’s Breakthrough Director & Writer Award. “The Lost Daughter” will screen at the festival at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 24, also at the Montclair Kimberley Academy Upper School.
Earlier this month, Gyllenhaal’s screenplay won the Best Screenplay award at the Venice International Film Festival.
Colbert, who lives in Montclair, is on Montclair Film’s advisory board and is married to the president of its board of trustees, Evelyn Colbert. He has frequently participated in “In Conversation” events like this in the past.
A festival appearance by Dionne Warwick was previously announced.
The festival takes place from Oct. 21 to Oct. 30. The complete schedule — including films by Wes Anderson, Jane Campion, Kenneth Branagh, Mike Mills, Andrea Arnold, Sean Baker, Farhadi and Rebecca Hall — is available at montclairfilm.org.
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