For 25 years, RICHARD LORMAND has been active on the international film festival circuit as a publicist, administrator or journalist.
A former Reuter journalist in New York, Lormand has been working in film publicity for over 15 years, specializing in international 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 (2012 Berlin Golden Bear), Alexander Sokurov’s FAUST (2011 Venice Golden Lion), Apichatpong Weerasethakul's UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (2010 Cannes Golden Palm), Olivier Assayas' CARLOS (2011 Golden Globe for Best MiniSeries), Semih Kaplanoglu's BAL/HONEY (2010 Berlin Golden Bear), Samuel Maoz's LEBANON (2009 Venice Golden Lion), Ari Folman's WALTZ WITH BASHIR (2009 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film), Laurent Cantet's THE CLASS (2008 Cannes Golden Palm), Fatih Akin's THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (2007 Cannes Best Screenplay), Jia Zhangke's STILL LIFE (2006 Venice Golden Lion), Jasmila Zbanic's GRBAVICA (2006 Berlin Golden Bear), Michael Haneke’s HIDDEN/CACHÉ (2005 EFA Best Film & Best Director, Cannes Best Director), Takeshi Kitano's ZATOICHI (2003 Venice Best Director), Wolfgang Becker's GOOD BYE LENIN (2003 Berlin Best European Film), Francois Ozon's 8 FEMMES (2002 Berlin Outstanding Artistic Contribution), Jafar Panahi's THE CIRCLE (2000 Venice Golden Lion) and Takeshi Kitano's HANA-BI (1997 Venice Golden Lion).
In addition to preparing solid press materials, native English-speaker Lormand maintains that subtitles are an essential key to the success of any film (in terms of world sales and international press). He has adapted the English subtitles for dozens of films, including Alexander Sokurov's RUSSIAN ARK.
Lormand has also been part of the production teams of Amos Gitai's DISENGAGEMENT, starring Juliette Binoche, Lee Isaac Chung's LUCKY LIFE and three films by Mitchell Lichtenstein, the cult favorite TEETH and HAPPY TEARS, starring Parker Posey and Demi Moore, and ANGELICA, starring Jena Malone and Janet McTeer.
Born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, Lormand is a former employee of the Cannes Film Festival (France), Taormina Film Festival (Italy), Torino Film Festival (Italy) and the Viennale/Vienna Film Festival (Austria). Lormand also wrote and directed the 1994 award-winning short TI-BOY'S WIFE/LA FEMME DE TI-BOY (Clermont-Ferrand, Locarno, Torino).