Archive of films Lost Children / Les enfants perdus

2023, 83 min

Section: Proxima Competition
Year: 2023


Ten-year-old Audrey and her three siblings find themselves abandoned in an old house, where they were meant to be spending their summer holidays with their dad, but he disappears suddenly during the night. Initially, the kids wait in vain for him to come back, but they soon realise they’ll have to take care of themselves, which nonetheless won’t be easy. The forest surrounding the secluded house doesn’t seem to want to let the little castaways through, and bizarre things start to happen, especially after dark. Mysterious monsters afraid of the light, tunnels where time is simply lost – the youngsters have to face all this in a fantastical drama which unites the terror and distress of children and adults alike, sensations that, alas, can’t be relieved merely by shining a torch on them.

Anna Kořínek

About the director

Michèle Jacob

Michèle Jacob (Belgium). Selected filmography: July 96 (Juillet 96, short), The Lost Children (Les Enfants Perdus, 2023). 


Velvet Films
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Tel: +32 485 748 924
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Publicity contact

Brigitta Portier
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Gary Walsh
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About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Proxima Competition
Director: Michèle Jacob
Screenplay: Michèle Jacob
Dir. of Photography: Nastasja Saerens
Music: Andréas Moulin
Sound: Lise Bouchez, Sebastian Van Dhelsen, Jeff Levillain
Editor: Christophe Evrard
Art Director: Catherine Cosme, Michèle Jacob
Producer: Sebastian Schelenz
Production: Velvet Films
Cast: Iris Mirzabekiantz, Liocha Mirzabekiantz, Louis Litt Magis, Lohen Van Houtte
Contact: Velvet Films, Brigitta Portier, Gary Walsh


Michèle Jacob

Film Director

Sebastian Schelenz


Liocha Mirzabekiantz


Iris Mirzabekiantz


Christophe Evrard

Film Editor

Brigitta Portier


Gary Walsh


Harold Ygouf

Assistant Producer


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