The lost boys

A film by Zeno Graton, 2022

Genre: Drama

Language: French

Subtitles: English

Format: 2K

Sound: 5.1

Lenght: 88 min

Countries : Belgium, France

Year: 2022



Joe, 17, is about to be released from a youth detention center. Should the judge approve his liberation, he will be allowed to live on his own. But when a new detainee arrives in his facility, Joe starts to question his desire for freedom.



Director: Zeno Graton

Writers: Zeno Graton, Clara Bourreau

DOP: Olivier Boonjing

Sound: Romain Cadilhac

Art Director: Guillaume Orain Audooren

Costume designer:  Tine Deseure

Make-up: Sarah Mescoff

Editor: Arnaud Batog

Music: Bachar Mar-Khalifé


Casting: Khalil Gharbia, Julien de Saint-Jean, Eye Haïdara, Jonathan Couzinié, Samuel Di Napoli, Matéo Bastien, Nlandu Lubansu, Amine Hamidou, Terry Ngoga


Distributor (Belgium) : O’Brother

Distributor (France) : Rezo Films

International Sales : Indie Sales




Le Paradis _ The lost boys 1 - Le Paradis/The lost boys/Zeno Graton 1
Le Paradis _ The lost boys 2 - Le Paradis/The lost boys/Zeno Graton 2
Le Paradis _ The lost boys 3 - Le Paradis/The lost boys/Zeno Graton 3
Le Paradis _ The lost boys 4 - Le Paradis/The lost boys/Zeno Graton 4


73th Berlinale 2023 - Génération

Love International Film Festival de Mons 2023 - Audience award

Toronto TIFF 2023 - Next Wave

Alès Itinérances 2023

Festival In&Out Nice 2023

Pink Apple Queer Film Festival Zurich 2023 - Switzerland

San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival 2023

Lovers Film Festival - Torino (Best Feature Film + Torino Pride Award)

Sarajevo Youth Film Festival

Bogota Cinematheque - Colombia - Ciclo Rosa

37th Cinema Jove International Film Festival - Spain

Thessaloniki IFF- Greece

Festival Mix Mexico

La Ciotat First Film Festival - Audience Award

Service Culture Wallonie-Bruxelles International - Chili

Festheart LGBT+ Film Festival 2023 - Estonia

Buster Film Festival 2023 - Denmark

MIX Copenhagen 2023

Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival 2023

31st Festival MixBrasil

21st Gender Bender - Italia

Queersicht Festival Bern 2023

International Crime and Punishment Film Festival 2023 - Turkey

Seoul International PRIDE Film Festival 2023

Kinodvor International Film Festival 2023 - Slovenia

52nd Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist

Diversity and Inclusion Film Festival 2023 - China

Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2023

Queer Screen's 31st Mardi Gras Film Festival - Australia



Zeno Graton presents his first feature film. A young director trained at INSAS, he has already hit the bull’s eye with his end-of-study short film, “Mouettes” (2013), winning the Bayard d’Or for Best Short Film at the 28th edition of the Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur (FIFF) and the Coruja d’Or for Best Short Film at the Brazilian festival Cinerama BC. In 2016, he participated in the 33rd session of the Résidence de la Cinéfondation where he developed the script of his first feature film, which won the Special Jury Prize of the Sopadin Junior Screenplay Award in 2017.