Maggie Gyllenhaal looks chic as she arrives at the Venice International Film Festival

Maggie Gyllenhaal looks chic as she arrives at the Venice International Film Festival with husband Peter Sarsgaard ahead of the premiere of her directorial debut The Lost Daughter


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Maggie Gyllenhaal showed off her chic yet casual style when she arrived at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on Tuesday with husband Peter Sarsgaard.

The actress, 43, smiled as she got out of a water taxi after traversing the city’s famous canals with Peter, 50, ahead of the premiere of her directorial debut The Lost Daughter on Friday.

She was seen wearing a black wide-brimmed sun hat to match her comfy cotton trousers and large black bag.

Star quality: Maggie Gyllenhaal, 43, showed off her chic yet casual style in a black sun hat as she arrived at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on Tuesday

Star quality: Maggie Gyllenhaal, 43, showed off her chic yet casual style in a black sun hat as she arrived at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on Tuesday

The star wore a white T-shirt with the letters NYC on the front, which represents her hometown of New York.

The Academy Award-nominated actress hid behind dark sunglasses while standing close to actor Peter on the boat.

Maggie’s star-studded directorial debut The Lost Daughter premieres Friday at the 78th Venice International Film Festival.

Happy couple: The actress smiled as she cruised the city's famous canals with her actor husband Peter Sarsgaard, 50

Happy couple: The actress smiled as she cruised the city's famous canals with her actor husband Peter Sarsgaard, 50

Happy couple: The actress smiled as she cruised the city’s famous canals with her actor husband Peter Sarsgaard, 50

The upcoming film, based on Elena Ferrante’s 2006 novel of the same name, will have its world premiere at the event.

The cast is led by Olivia Colman and Dakota Johnson and the film tells the gripping story of Olivia’s character Leda.

A college professor on a summer vacation at the seaside, she becomes obsessed with Nina (Dakota) and her young daughter while watching them play on the beach.

Never far from home: The star wore a white T-shirt with the letters 'NYC' on the front, representing her hometown of New York

Never far from home: The star wore a white T-shirt with the letters 'NYC' on the front, representing her hometown of New York

Never far from home: The star wore a white T-shirt with the letters ‘NYC’ on the front, representing her hometown of New York

New Beginnings: Maggie's star-studded directorial debut The Lost Daughter premieres Friday at the Venice International Film Festival

New Beginnings: Maggie's star-studded directorial debut The Lost Daughter premieres Friday at the Venice International Film Festival

New Beginnings: Maggie’s star-studded directorial debut The Lost Daughter premieres Friday at the Venice International Film Festival

Leda is reminded of the fear and confusion she felt in early motherhood as she watches the mother-daughter duo as well as their extended family.

Reminded of the unconventional choices she made for her own daughter, Leda begins to unravel and becomes a prisoner of her own mind, unable to explain what happened.

Earlier this month, it was announced that Netflix has acquired the rights to broadcast The Lost Daughter.

Movie Magic: The upcoming film, based on Elena Ferrante's 2006 novel of the same name, will have its world premiere at the event

Movie Magic: The upcoming film, based on Elena Ferrante's 2006 novel of the same name, will have its world premiere at the event

Movie Magic: The upcoming film, based on Elena Ferrante’s 2006 novel of the same name, will have its world premiere at the event

On the news, Maggie said: “I’m thrilled to be working with Netflix again. They have supported so much of the work that I am most proud of, and this one is no exception.

“Netflix has always championed filmmakers who captivate and inspire me, and I’m excited to be part of that company.”

The film is slated for a release on the streaming platform in December.

Good news!  Earlier this month, it was announced that the rights to Maggie's film had been acquired by Netflix, with the film set to release in December.

Good news!  Earlier this month, it was announced that the rights to Maggie's film had been acquired by Netflix, with the film set to release in December.

Good news! Earlier this month, it was announced that the rights to Maggie’s film had been acquired by Netflix, with the film set to release in December.

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