Cannes 1985 - Compétition

Jury présidé par Milos Forman
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When Father Was Away on Business (1985)
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Tito's break-up with Stalin in 1948 marked the beginning of not only confusing, but also very dangerous years for many hard-core Yugoslav communists... (136 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
“ Palme d'Or Unanimité
Prix de la Critique Internationale - F.I.P.R.E.S.C.I. ” - tibojakin
 
2.
Rendez-vous (1985)
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A provocative erotic drama, stylishly rendered by Andre Techine, who won the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival for this compelling investigation into the intersection of sexual and artistic passion. (82 mins.)
“ Prix de la mise en scène ” - tibojakin
 
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The Official Story (1985)
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After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is. (112 mins.)
Director: Luis Puenzo
“ Prix d'interprétation féminine Ex-aequo pour Norma Aleandro
Prix du Jury Œcuménique ” - tibojakin
 
4.
Mask (1985)
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A teenager with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempt to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances. (120 mins.)
“ Prix d'interprétation féminine Ex-aequo pour Cher ” - tibojakin
 
5.
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
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A gay man and a political prisoner are together in a prison. The gay man narrates the stories of two fake movies and his own life. (120 mins.)
Director: Hector Babenco
“ Prix d'interprétation masculine pour William Hurt ” - tibojakin
 
6.
Colonel Redl (1985)
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Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl (Brandauer)... (144 mins.)
Director: István Szabó
“ Prix du Jury ” - tibojakin
 
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Birdy (1984)
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After two friends return home from the Vietnam War one becomes mentally unstable and obsesses with becoming a bird. (120 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ Grand Prix Spécial du Jury ” - tibojakin
 
8.
Insignificance (1985)
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Four 1950s icons meet in the same hotel room and two of them discover more in common between them than they ever anticipated. (110 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
“ Prix de la Commission Supérieure Technique ” - tibojakin
 
9.
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
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A fictionalized account in four chapters of the life of celebrated Japanese writer Yukio Mishima. (121 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
“ Prix de la meilleure contribution artistique au Festival International du Film ” - tibojakin
 
10.
Adieu Bonaparte (1985)
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A story during the French Occupation of Egypt (1797-1803), depicting the conflict between tradintion... (115 mins.)
Director: Youssef Chahine
 
11.
Bliss (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An advertising executive dies and goes to hell... except nothing changes. Well, his daughter is buying drugs with sexual favours from her brother... (112 mins.)
Director: Ray Lawrence
 
12.
Derborence (1985)
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(94 mins.)
Director: Francis Reusser
 
13.
Détective (1985)
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In a palace of Paris. Two detectives are investigating a two-year-old murder. Emile and Francoise Chenal are putting pressure on Jim Fox Warner... (95 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
14.
Joshua Then and Now (1985)
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The story of a Jewish writer, from his life as a young boy in Montreal to his more complicated grown-up life. (119 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
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Pale Rider (1985)
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A mysterious preacher protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land. (115 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
17.
Poulet au vinaigre (1985)
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When a small town begins losing its citizenry in a series of grisly murders, out-of-town police inspector... (110 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
18.
Farewell to the Ark (1984)
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A surreal, isolated village sees its inhabitants gradually leave behind their mutual traditions and superstitions as they leave for the city. Among them are two cousins who love each other and who get into a quarrel with other villagers. (127 mins.)
Director: Shûji Terayama
 
19.
Madman at War (1985)
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(108 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
20.
The Coca-Cola Kid (1985)
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An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration... (98 mins.)
Director: Dusan Makavejev