MONTREAL -- The Montreal World Film Festival looks to have its mojo back, as it enters its first weekend.
"Everyone is back and everyone is behind us," Montreal festival director Serge Losique said Friday as he counted the local politicians and sponsors once again underwriting his festival after years of fractious infighting between the city's summer film festivals.
Losique made good on his promise to glam up his 33rd edition by including an acrobatic performance by Cirque Eloise just before the opening ceremony Thursday night, which was followed by the upbeat Quebecois comedy "1981" from local filmmaker Ricardo Trogi.
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