MONTREAL -- Montreal movie theatres are reopening this week, but don't get too hopeful about the escapism they'll offer.

There's a lack of blockbusters these days, as Hollywood has had to slow down and shut down along with everything else.

A city full of film-lovers, however, will be happy to hear that there happens to be a bumper crop of Canadian-made films ready for screening right now, including one by Atom Egoyan.

Watch Christine Long's report in the video above on the unexpected spotlight on Canadian films.