Lucius Barre specializes in promoting international distribution for films from many cultures. His industry career began with an eight-year term from 1978 as English-language Press Officer at the Cannes Film Festival.
Barre represented the first crossover films of Pedro Almódovar, Shinji Aoyama, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Atom Egoyan, Zacharias Kunuk, Jean-Claude Lauzon, Johnnie To, and Tom Tykwer; and has collaborated with such well- established filmmakers as Lee Chang-dong, Errol Morris, Alain Resnais, Carlos Saura, Volker Schlöndorff and Hiroshi Teshigahara.
Based in Los Angeles in the 80s, Barre was Director of Foreign Advertising and Publicity at PolyGram Pictures, notably on Franco Zefirelli’s “Endless Love” and John Landis’s “An American Werewolf in London.” He served as Director of Publicity for Ray Stark’s Rastar Productions, and Vice President, Publicity, for David Puttnam at Columbia Pictures, where he led national release campaigns on Luis Valdez’s “La Bamba,” Bernardo Bertolucci’s “The Last Emperor,” and John Boorman’s “Hope and Glory.”
Since 1990, he has been based in New York, where he has promoted film programs at The Museum of Modern Art or Lincoln Center for the national film agencies of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
Barre has served fifteen years as protocol officer at the Rotterdam Festival, recently joined the organizing team for the Locarno Festival, and has consulted over the years with festivals at Abu Dhabi, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Karlovy Vary, New York and San Francisco.
He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and a Trustee of the Flaherty International Film Seminars.