Lost In France (2017)

An uplifting 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 Scottish acts, this is an intimate film exploring friendship, creativity and music.


On this journey of reflection, 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.


An Irish-UK co-pro funded by Irish Film Board and Creative Scotland. Lost In France premiered at EIFF / GALWAY/ GFF / CPH|DOX and was released theatrically in UK and Ireland by Curzon/Artificial Eye in 2017.



  • Writer / Director

    Niall McCann

  • Produced by

    Paul Welsh

    Nicky Gogan

  • Co-producers

    Edge City Films (Glasgow)

    Still Films (Dublin)

  • Financed by

    Creative Scotland

    Irish Film Board

    Curzon Artificial Eye

  • "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." Andy Caroll, Film Ireland Magazine


    "A sweet and inspiring soft-focus documentary about the 1990s indie music scene in Glasgow." Kevin Maher, The Times