http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/movie-guide/Festival+films+monde+stuck+bygone/8755183/story.html. And my response: http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/movie-guide/There+lots+celebrate+about+Montreal+film+festival/8811817/story.html I guess in Montreal, after so many years (there’s been a kind of ongoing war between the media and fest director Serge Losique) people get jaded, despite the fest’s cornucopia of films – about 400 titles (roughly 200 features) from around the world, the likes of which you’ll see in no other festival in North America, and I mean no other. The true beauty of the Montreal festival lies in its international flavour. By and large these movies aren’t going to screen in any other city's film festival let along some art house cinema next February. You see a great Italian, Swedish or Japanese movie here or you don’t see it at all. But I’m an outsider so what do I know? ….Anyway, getting back to the attendance, while the crowd was depressing for Run & Jump audiences started picking up Saturday and Sunday. (Is the public defying the critics? Would be nice.) And people with whom I’ve spoken have had generally good things to say about what they’ve seen. Of the 17 films I’ve attended all were good-to-excellent with the notable exception of one, The Red Robin (Michael Z. Wechsler), which I walked out on. Despite predictions of rot maybe this year’s festival has a better than average offering. It's off to a very good start.