Montreal turns to Europe for 28th film fest lineup

Bennett, Ray; Taylor, Joel
August 2004
Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;8/17/2004, Vol. 385 Issue 12, p117
Montreal World Film Festival founder and president Serge Losique has unveiled an official competition lineup that includes mostly European fare, with few films from the United States. In all, the 28th installment of the festival, which runs as of August 26, 2004 to September 6, 2004 will offer 416 films from 72 countries. Losique refused to answer questions about the report released early this month that praised the rival Toronto International Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival and the Atlantic Film Festival, while indicating that government funding for the Montreal festival could be pulled next year.


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