The Lost Boys (Les Paradis)

Sunday 12 Nov 2023
Queen's Film Theatre

Dir. Zeno Graton / 2023 / Belgium, France / 88 mins

Arab teenager Joe is about to be released from a youth detention centre. If the judge approves his discharge, he’ll be allowed to live on his own. But when a new detainee, William, arrives in his facility, Joe starts to question his desire for freedom.

Featuring graceful performances from Khalil Gharbia and Julien de Saint Jean as the unexpectedly smitten young lovers, Zeno Graton’s debut feature goes beyond the established tropes of prison dramas to bring us a deeply humane portrayal of the freedom and vulnerability that comes with intimacy. With nods to Jean Genet and The 400 Blows, The Lost Boys offers a fresh, tender and powerful take on youthful gay romance.

This screening is taking place on the 8th European Arthouse Cinema Day, celebrating the diversity of European cinema around the world.


Age suitability: 15+

Duration: 88 mins

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