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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!!
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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

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