Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Champs-Élysées Film Festival Announces Awards for its 4th Edition Champs-Élysées Film Festival Announces Awards for its 4th Edition Youth Jury Call an Other Opportunities at the Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival Youth Jury Call an Other Opportunities at the Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival NHMC MediaCon: Focus On Latino Writers NHMC MediaCon: Focus On Latino Writers SydneysBuzz: Cannes 2015 Rights Roundup SydneysBuzz: Cannes 2015 Rights Roundup In David Shapiro's Doc 'Missing People' a Double Investigation Links an Artist and a Tragedy In David Shapiro's Doc 'Missing People' a Double Investigation Links an Artist and a Tragedy Visconti's Classic 'Rocco and His Brothers' is Coming Back to Theaters Visconti's Classic 'Rocco and His Brothers' is Coming Back to Theaters 'Jason and Shirley': The Cruelty and Irresponsibility of 'Satire' 'Jason and Shirley': The Cruelty and Irresponsibility of 'Satire' Félix de Givry on Mia Hansen-Løve's 'Eden' and the Lost Paradise of Electronic Music Félix de Givry on Mia Hansen-Løve's 'Eden' and the Lost Paradise of Electronic Music The Most Unique Interview Ever for the Most Unique Film of the Year The Most Unique Interview Ever for the Most Unique Film of the Year Why "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" is a Cinephile's Dream Come True Why "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" is a Cinephile's Dream Come True LatinoBuzz: Actress Kate del Castillo on Premios Platino and Working in Her Native Language LatinoBuzz: Actress Kate del Castillo on Premios Platino and Working in Her Native Language Review: Stéphane Lafleur's 'Tu Dors Nicole' is an Unassuming Dreamy Delight  Review: Stéphane Lafleur's 'Tu Dors Nicole' is an Unassuming Dreamy Delight Bulgarian Sundance Gem 'Viktoria' Set for U.S. Release Via Big World Pictures Bulgarian Sundance Gem 'Viktoria' Set for U.S. Release Via Big World Pictures Review: Wondrous 'When Marnie Was There' is One of Ghibli's Most Profoundly Moving Works Review: Wondrous 'When Marnie Was There' is One of Ghibli's Most Profoundly Moving Works Cannes'15: Jane Fonda, Olivia de Havilland and Megan Ellison to Receive 'Women in Motion' Honor Awards Cannes'15: Jane Fonda, Olivia de Havilland and Megan Ellison to Receive 'Women in Motion' Honor Awards Adrian Grenier, Lucy Cooper & Josh Zeman Launch Kickstarter Campaign to Find The Loneliest Whale Adrian Grenier, Lucy Cooper & Josh Zeman Launch Kickstarter Campaign to Find The Loneliest Whale Sundance Latino 2015: All Latino Films at the Festival by Section Sundance Latino 2015: All Latino Films at the Festival by Section Oscars 2015 : Best Foreign Language Film Contenders - Europe Part 1 Oscars 2015 : Best Foreign Language Film Contenders - Europe Part 1 Oscars 2015 : Best Foreign Language Film Contenders - The Americas Oscars 2015 : Best Foreign Language Film Contenders - The Americas EXCLUSIVE!! Hulu Original Series, 'East Los High' Reveals the New Cast for Season 2! EXCLUSIVE!! Hulu Original Series, 'East Los High' Reveals the New Cast for Season 2!

Publicist Richard Lormand's Choices for Cannes

Photo of Sydney Levine By Sydney Levine | Sydneys Buzz May 10, 2011 at 2:30AM

Richard Lormand (World Cinema Publicity) is not the only great publicist one meets at the festivals, but he is unique and his missives are so unique that I want to just publish them as he writes them. I wrote about him last year and will not repeat it here. Richard limits his work to the top festivals such as Berlin, Venice, Toronto, Cannes, sometimes Karlovy Vary and San Sebastian, and he limits his work to what he considers the best. His taste must be correct because his films go on to win the top prizes. So see what he has in store for us in Cannes!!
0

Richard Lormand (World Cinema Publicity) is not the only great publicist one meets at the festivals, but he is unique and his missives are so unique that I want to just publish them as he writes them. I wrote about him last year and will not repeat it here. Richard limits his work to the top festivals such as Berlin, Venice, Toronto, Cannes, sometimes Karlovy Vary and San Sebastian, and he limits his work to what he considers the best. His taste must be correct because his films go on to win the top prizes. So see what he has in store for us in Cannes!!

Bonjour Festival-goers!

It's back to the Croisette for us soon and I'm still busy preparing, but here's the lowdown on my Cannes films (by date of play):

Stopped On Track (Halt Auf Freier Strecke) directed by Andreas Dresen: I'm sure that most of you remember the terrific Cloud 9 that Andreas Dresen presented in A Certain Regard a few years ago. Mr Dresen has made an equally moving new film about a family dealing with the father's terminal illness. I was particularly fascinated by the attitude toward death, the reality of home care. Tough subject matter, but it won't ruin your day. Amazing acting. Screening in Un Certain Regard. ISA: The Match Factory


Tatsumi directed by Eric Khoo: I didn't know who Yoshihiro Tatsumi was until I saw this film, so I thank Eric Khoo for giving a wonderful screen introduction to this great Japanese comics artist, his life and his works. It's part biopic with passages from Mr Tatsumi's life and career and there are 5 of his fictional short stories. All purely wonderful animation! Sit back and enjoy! Not really for kids, which is what Mr Tatsumi and his work is all about. Screening in Un Certain Regard. ISA: The Match Factory



Oslo, August 31st directed by Joachim Trier: I knew absolutely nothing about this film and it blew me away, so I won't tell you too much. I've since seen Mr Trier's equally excellent Reprise and I'm just as impressed, and even more with the director himself, as I get to know him and his approach to filmmaking. Outstanding lead performance. Captivating film. It reaches deep inside. Screening in Un Certain Regard. ISA: The Match Factory



Hara-Kiri: Death Of A Samurai (Ichimei) directed by Takashi Miike: Yes, Takashi Miike is back already with a new film after presenting 13 Assassins in Venice and Toronto only a few months ago. This one's an epic, too, but much more a nod to the traditional Japanese cinema of yesteryear. Breathtakingly beautiful... Oh and it's the first 3D film in the Cannes competition. Get your glasses on! And pull out your hankies, it's a tearjerker. Screening in Competition. ISA: Hanway


I'm pleased to say that I have updated WWW.FILMPRESSPLUS.COM! I'll be adding materials (photos, press kits, TV excerpts, music tracks) as they become available. Hope this helps make things easier for you to cover my films... And I may start to finally blog. I know I keep threatening to and I never get around to it, but it just might happen this time. Encourage me :)


Wishing you all a great festival!


see you soon,
Richard

FOR INTERVIEW REQUESTS:
- PLEASE start the request process by email: intlpressIT AT aol.com
- MEET IN PERSON: GRAND HOTEL TERRACE/BAR (call 06 2424 1654 if you can't find me)
Wednesday May 11 - 1500-1800 - GRAND HOTEL TERRACE/BAR
Other Days/Times - TO BE CONFIRMED


This article is related to: International Film Market, International Film Festival, International Sales Agent, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival, Cannes Market

E-Mail Updates