Lost In France

Presumably the target audience for this documentary is quite small, given that it’s about Glasgow’s Chemikal Underground records, an indie label that had some success in the 1990s and early 2000s (it was home at one point or other to Bis, Mogwai, The Delgados, Franz Ferdinand, Arab Strap, etc). I really like the label – Mogwai and The Delgados being among my favourite bands of the past 20 years – so I guess it’s no surprise that I enjoyed the film. It’s fairly straightforward: in the late 1990s several CU bands played a festival in a small French town together, and they return to the scene for this doc, older and possibly slightly wiser; it’s a charming and nostalgic trip down memory lane with the key figures offering plenty of anecdotes and reminiscences. (***½)