PORTRAIT – The American actress directs her first film, a successful adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s novel Stolen doll for Netflix. Meeting with a talented filmmaker.
“I was born as a director in Venice.” Maggie Gyllenhaal is not ungrateful. The American actress rubbed shoulders with beautiful people on the Lido last September (Jane Campion, Paolo Sorrentino, Pablo Larrain). And for its first realization, an adaptation of the novel by Elena Ferrante, Stolen doll, the forty-something left the Mostra with the prize for best screenplay.
When you meet her in October in Lyon, at the Lumière Festival, it’s without the gondolas but always with stars in her eyes. The older sister of Jake Gyllenhaal, a safe bet in Hollywood, is now taking all the light after having been in chiaroscuro for a long time, alternating main roles in independent films (The Secretary, SherryBaby, Crazy Heart, Oh my God) and supporting roles in commercial films (Mona Lisa’s smile, World Trade Center, The dark knight). Her most outstanding character, she owes it to The Deuce, the awesome HBO series created by George Pelecanos and David Simon (Bugged…