© 2016 Paul Welsh / Lost In France

#IrishAbroad: Lost in France to world premiere at 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival

© 2016 Karla Healion
© 2016 Karla Healion

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) celebrates its 70th anniversary this year and has announced a strong selection of Scottish films that will play as part of the 2016 Festival programme. One of these is Niall McCann’s Irish/Scottish co-production Lost in France, which will world premiere at the festival.

Lost in France is a documentary that explores the rise of Glasgow’s independent music scene from the 1990’s to present day. Focusing on record label Chemikal Underground and bands such as Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand and The Delgados; the film will revisit a defining, chaotic tour early in their careers. A journey from the present to the past. And back again.

Nicky Gogan produced the film for Still Films here in Ireland, with Paul Welsh of Edge City Films in Scotland. It is currently attempting to sell to international territories at the Marche du Film in Cannes.

Lost in France will play an integral part of Sound + Vision, a two-day film and music event that will take place at Summerhall, as part of Film Fest in the City, over the first weekend of the Festival and will feature outdoor screenings alongside live sets from a collective of local bands.

The full line-up for the Edinburgh International Film Festival will be announced on May 25th. The festival runs June 15th to 26th.