Lena Olin gives a tour-de-force performance in Maya Dardel
The film Maya Dardel (A Critically Endangered Species) is directed and written by Zachary Cotler and Magdalena Zyzak. They are newcomers to the film industry, but have already been successful by presenting their film at SXSW and selling the picture to Samuel Goldwyn.
The film’s protagonist is played by Oscar nominated actress Lena Olin. Lena Olin, film veteran who was discovered by Ingmar Bergman, proved that she is still capable of captivating the audience with a brilliant lead performance. She plays the protagonist who is an aging poetess and the film’s success owes her a great deal. Patrick Scola’s lens exquisitely depicts her living in California’s mountains among beautiful misty landscapes, in a house surrounded by half-withered plants. All this creates a special atmosphere in the film.