Critical Writing Index

Montreal Diary

by Matthew Hays

The Globe and Mail, Aug. 15, 2000, p. 2

A commentary on the Montreal World Film Festival's programs. The author believes that recent festival programs were weak, not interesting and not inspiring. However, in his opinion this year's festival has impressive international line-up but still "managed to alienate far too much of the local film community", which results in the fact that most Quebec filmmakers choose to launch their films in Toronto during the Toronto International Film Festival instead of in Montreal.

ITEM 2000.102 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

NightcapClaude Chabrol

InnocencePaul Cox

You Can Count on MeKenneth Lonergan

Francesco Rosi

Gong Li

The White BalloonAbbas Kiarostami

Such a Long JourneyOm Puri

HochelagaMichel Jette

The Invention of LoveClaude Demers

MakeupRobert DiLeskie

Love and Human RemainsDenys Arcand

StardomDenys Arcand

Le ConfessionnalRobert Lepage

NoRobert Lepage

Possible WorldsRobert Lepage

Because WhyArto Paragamian

Two Thousand and NoneArto Paragamian

Take-OutJean-Francois Monette

August 32nd on EarthDenis Villeneuve

MaelstromDenis Villeneuve

Rocks at Whiskey TrenchAlanis Obomsawin