Quebec soap opera sings

Kelly, Brendan
August 2006
Variety;8/28/2006, Vol. 404 Issue 2, pA19
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The article discusses that the long-running soap opera that is the Montreal film-festival scene is a cautionary tale of what happens when govern merit bureaucrats wade directly into the film-festival business. The Montreal World Film Festival is set to celebrate its 30th birthday this summer, with the party running from august 24, 2006 to September 4, 2006, and many are surprised that maverick festival president Serge Losique actually managed to keep his festival alive to mark the anniversary.


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