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(Film Publicist, Film Press Plus)

Richard Lormand has been working in international communication, film publicity and marketing for the past 20 years, specializing in launches at the Berlin, Cannes and Venice festivals. He has handled world premieres for numerous award-winning films, including the Taviani Brothers' CAESAR MUST DIE, Christian Petzold's BARBARA, Apichatpong Weerasethakul's UNCLE BOONMEE, Jia Zhangke's STILL LIFE, Fatih Akin's THE EDGE OF HEAVEN, Michael Haneke's HIDDEN/CACHÉ, Ritesh Batra's THE LUNCHBOX, Wolfgang Becker's GOOD BYE LENIN, Francois Ozon's 8 FEMMES, Takashi Miike's 13 ASSASSINS, Alexander Sokurov's RUSSIAN ARK and FAUST, and Takeshi Kitano's ZATOICHI and HANA-BI.
Richard was part of the producing teams of Mitchell Lichtenstein's cult favorite TEETH, HAPPY TEARS (starring Demi Moore, Parker Posey, Ellen Barkin and Rip Torn) and the upcoming ANGELICA (starring Jena Malone and Janet McTeer). He was also a producer on Amos Gitai's DISENGAGEMENT, starring Academy Award-winning actress Juliette Binoche.
Born and raised outside Lafayette, Louisiana, Richard is the son of a Japanese mother and a native French-speaking Cajun American father. He began his career as a reporter/journalist for Reuters in New York City, then went on to work for the Cannes Film Festival (France), Taormina Film Festival (Italy), Torino Film Festival (Italy) and the Viennale/Vienna Film Festival (Austria). Richard also wrote and directed the 1994 award-winning short TI-BOY'S WIFE/LA FEMME DE TI-BOY (Clermont-Ferrand, Locarno, Torino).

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