Lost in France

Lost in France
  • 2016
  • Ireland / UK
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Niall McCann
  • UK release: 17 February 2017

Documentary about a festival of Scottish indie bands staged in Mauron, France in 1997, and a 2015 multi-band trip to the same place. The many affable talking heads and fine music make for a hearty blast of indie nostalgia, but in noting today’s declining support network for young outsider musicians, it’s a reminder of what music may have lost.

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Lost in France

13 Feb 20174 stars

Director Niall McCann helms a fittingly rumbustious tribute to Glasgow's 90s indie scene

In tough times for independent record labels and venues, director Niall McCann's tribute to Glasgow's mid-1990s indie circuit arrives as a stirring tonic. Dividing his attentions between a 2015 multi-band trip to Mauron, France, and a reflection on a…

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31 Jan 2017

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