23rd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

AIFF.GR

Lost in France

27/9/2017, 20:00, Odeon Opera 1 (P)
28/9/2017, 19:00, Odeon Opera 2

Mogwai, Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand, Arab Strap, Delgados and the rest of the elite of the Scottish independent music scene of the 90s, who emerged courtesy of the cult label Chemikal Underground, repeat the insane road trip they went on 18 years earlier from Glasgow all the way to Mauron in France for a single concert that made them famous. Director Niall McCann and Mogwai frontman Stuart Braithwaite in attendance

Lost In France

In 1997 a group of young musicians travelled with their fans from Glasgow to Mauron, France, for a music festival that, though insignificant, was bound to remaine unforgettable for everyone involved. These musicians were none others than Mogwai, The Delgados, Arab Strap, Alex Kapranos -who a few years later would be Franz Ferdinand’s frontman- namely all those that were made into hot names by cult producing company Chemikal Underground.

In “Lost in France”, the same protagonists meet up 18 years later in order to repeat that journey. Faces, sounds and alcohol-soaked memories mix up to give us what was -and still is- the elite of the Scottish independent music scene of the 90s. Director Niall McCann and Mogwai frontman Stuart Braithwaite in attendance

Director: Niall McCann
DoP: Julian Schwanitz
Music: Chemikal Underground and Friends
Editors: Cara Holmes, Nicky Gogan
Featuring: Stuart Braithwaite, Stewart Henderson, Alex Kapranos, Emma Pollock, Paul Savage, RM Hubbert, Holy Mountain

Ireland, UK | 2016 | Color | DCP | 97' | English