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1985 Cannes Film Festival

1985 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 38th Cannes Film Festival, a tribute to English photographer Eadweard Muybridge.[1]
Opening film Witness
Closing film The Emerald Forest
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (When Father Was Away on Business)
Number of films 20 (In Competition)[2]
17 (Un Certain Regard)
10 (Out of Competition)
4 (Short Film)
Festival date 8 May 1985 (1985-05-08) – 20 May 1985 (1985-05-20)

The 38th Cannes Film Festival was held on May 8–20. The Palme d'Or went to the When Father Was Away on Business by Emir Kusturica.[3][4]

The festival opened with Witness, directed by Peter Weir and closed with The Emerald Forest, directed by John Boorman.[5][6][7] The festival paid a tribute to American actor James Stewart and screened a restored version of his 1954 film The Glenn Miller Story, directed by Anthony Mann.[8]


Films in competition

The following films competed for the Palme d'Or.[9]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Adieu Bonaparte وداعا بونابرت Youssef Chahine 23x15px Egypt
Birdy Alan Parker 23x15px United States
Bliss Ray Lawrence 23x15px Australia
Chicken with Vinegar Poulet au vinaigre Claude Chabrol 23x15px France
The Coca-Cola Kid Dušan Makavejev 23x15px Australia
Colonel Redl Oberst Redl István Szabó 23x15px Hungary
Derborence Francis Reusser 23x16px  Switzerland
Détective Détective Jean-Luc Godard 23x15px France
Farewell to the Ark さらば箱舟 Shūji Terayama Template:Country data Japan
Insignificance Nicolas Roeg 23x15px United Kingdom
Joshua Then and Now Ted Kotcheff 23x15px Canada
Kiss of the Spider Woman O Beijo da Mulher Aranha Héctor Babenco 23x15px Brazil
The Official Story La historia oficial Luis Puenzo 23x15px Argentina
Madman at War Scemo di guerra Dino Risi 23x15px Italy
Mask Peter Bogdanovich 23x15px United States
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters Paul Schrader 23x15px United States
Pale Rider Clint Eastwood 23x15px United States
Rendez-vous André Téchiné 23x15px France
The Two Lives of Mattia Pascal Le due vite di Mattia Pascal Mario Monicelli 23x15px Italy
When Father Was Away on Business Отац на службеном путу Emir Kusturica 23x15px Yugoslavia

Un Certain Regard

Films out of competition

Short film competition



  1. ^ "Posters 1985". Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Official Selection 1985 : All the Selection". Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Meisler, Stanley (21 May 1985). "Unusual Choice For Cannes Jury : Yugoslav Film Snares Golden Palm". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "1985 - The last Congratulations". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Harmetz, Aljean (9 May 1985). "STRONG U.S. PRESENCE AT 38TH CANNES FESTIVAL". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Celebrating 'Le Cinema' In Cannes". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Mathews, Jack (20 May 1998). "Boorman Is Back on the Cannes Beat". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Stereo Version Of `Glenn Miller Story` A Sound Piece Of Show Biz". Chicago Tribune. 12 May 1985. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Festival de Cannes: In Competition". Retrieved 2009-05-13. 

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