Lost Continent (1954 film)

This article is about the 1955 documentary film. For other uses, see The Lost Continent (disambiguation).
Lost Continent
Directed by Enrico Gras
Giorgio Moser
Leonardo Bonzi
Music by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino
Distributed by Lopert Pictures (US theatrical)
Release dates
1955 (Italy)
11 March 1957 (NYC)
Running time
120 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Continente Perduto (aka Lost Continent and Continent Perdu) is a 1955 Italian documentary film about Maritime Southeast Asia including Borneo.


It has received the following awards:


French literary critic Roland Barthes dedicates an essay to the film in his semiological work, Mythologies. He criticizes the filmmakers as perpetuating a European sense of exoticism, while also imposing their own Christian values onto the Buddhist traditions of the region.[4]


  1. "Festival de Cannes: Lost Continent". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-01-31.
  2. "BFI: Lost Continent". BFI. Retrieved 2009-01-31.
  3. "5th Berlin International Film Festival: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2009-12-24.
  4. Barthes, Roland, and Annette Lavers. "The Lost Continent." Mythologies. New York: Hill and Wang, 1972. 94-96. Print.

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