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The film fraternity gathered at the Gropius Mirror on Saturday to bid a fond and sad farewell to Richard Lormand, publicist extraordinaire and festival stalwart, who passed away in November.

Richard Lormand memorial

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Alberto Barbera, director of Venice Film Festival, pays tribute to Lormand.

Speakers included director Fatih Akin, Berlinale head Dieter Kosslick, and Venice chief Alberto Barbera while video footage from producer Jeremy Thomas, and directors Amos Gitai and Jafar Panahi, was shown.


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German director Fatih Akin, in Competition at Berlin with ‘The Golden Glove’

Tributes also poured in from members of the international press corps with whom Lormand worked tirelessly and enthusiastically for the best part of three decades.