Lost Continent (1954 film)
- This article is about a 1954 documentary film. For other uses, see The Lost Continent (disambiguation).
|Directed by||Enrico Gras
|Music by||Angelo Francesco Lavagnino|
|Distributed by||Lopert Pictures (US theatrical)|
|Release date(s)||1954 (Italy)
11 March 1957 (NYC)
|Running time||120 minutes|
It has received the following awards:
- 1955 Cannes Film Festival: Special Jury Prize
- 5th Berlin International Film Festival: Big Silver Medal (Documentaries and Culture Films)
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.
- "Festival de Cannes: Lost Continent". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-01-31.
- "BFI: Lost Continent". BFI. Retrieved 2009-01-31.
- "5th Berlin International Film Festival: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2009-12-24.
- Barthes, Roland, and Annette Lavers. "The Lost Continent." Mythologies. New York: Hill and Wang, 1972. 94-96. Print.
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