Lost Continent (1954 film)

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

Lost Continent
Directed byEnrico Gras
Giorgio Moser
Leonardo Bonzi
Music byAngelo Francesco Lavagnino
Distributed byLopert Pictures (US theatrical)
Release date
1955 (Italy)
11 March 1957 (New York City)
Running time
120 minutes


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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