Lost in France

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A new documentary by Irish director Niall McCann, "Lost In France" explores the rise of Scotland's independent music scene in the '90s, led by cult label Chemikal Underground. Featuring The Delgados, Bis, Mogwai, Arab Strap, Franz Ferdinand and other seminal acts, this is an intimate film exploring friendship, creativity and music. On the journey, we revisit a defining, chaotic trip early in the musicians' careers, re-staging a concert in Brittany that connects the characters in life (and on stage) for the first time in many years.


Critic Reviews for Lost in France

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

  • A sweet and inspiring soft-focus documentary about the 1990s indie music scene in Glasgow.

    Feb 17, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
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  • Everyone interviewed is likeable and unpretentious, but it feels like being a plus one at the reunion of someone else's old friends.

    Feb 17, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The musicians are talented, thoughtful and charming, and their story says plenty about the decline of the music industry. But it feels like we're getting the comedown without having had the high.

    Feb 16, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Steve Rose

    Top Critic
  • Lost in France just does enough for pre-existing fans of Chemikal Underground and its roster of musicians - though there will be little to pique the interest of those not already au fait with their work.

    Mar 6, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Following on from his acclaimed 2012 documentary Art Will Save The World, director Niall McCann has delved into the world of indie music once again, and emerged with the charming Lost in France.

    Mar 27, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Lost in France is a bittersweet and often hilarious tale of friendship, sheer luck and the absolute power music can have. Its message is one of get up and go.

    Mar 10, 2017 | Full Review…

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