Montreal Film Fest Chief On His Way Out?

Is the longtime director of the Montreal Film Festival on his way out? “Commentators have been complaining for years about Serge Losique’s festival, founded in the mid-1970s, around the same time the Toronto International Film Festival began. For years, the competition was fierce and the two festivals were considered arch-rivals. But for more than a decade, it has been glaringly obvious that Montreal’s festival is not in the same class as TIFF, which has become the pre-eminent festival in North America.”

Source: Toronto Star - 09/08/04