Berlin International Film Festival 1985

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The Berlin International Film Festival 1985 took place from February 15 to 26. February 1985 instead.


This year the following films were shown in the competition:

Movie title Director Country of production Actor (selection)
1919 Hugh Brody Great Britain Paul Scofield , Maria Schell , Frank Finlay
After darkness Sergio Guerraz Switzerland John Hurt , Julian Sands , Victoria Abril
The heartbreakers Bobby Roth United States Peter Coyote
Blossoms, flowers, wreaths László Lugossy Hungary György Cserhalmi , Grażyna Szapołowska
Count first ... Oscar Barney Finn Argentina
Wrong world Ian Pringle Australia
Three of them flee Gillian Armstrong United States Diane Keaton , Mel Gibson , Matthew Modine
The woman and the stranger Rainer Simon GDR
imminent danger Michel Deville France Anémone , Richard Bohringer , Nicole Garcia , Christophe Malavoy
Blazing sun Myung-Joong Hah South Korea
The children Marguerite Duras France
Mary and Joseph Jean-Luc Godard France , Switzerland , Great Britain Myriem Roussel
Morenga Egon Günther Germany Jacques Breuer , Edwin Noël , Jürgen Holtz
The descendant of the snow leopard Tolomush Okeev Soviet Union
The night of the emerald green moon Václav Matejka Czechoslovakia
Pizza Connection Damiano Damiani Italy Michele Placido
A place in the heart Robert Benton United States Sally Field , Lindsay Crouse , Ed Harris , John Malkovich
The practice of love Valie Export Germany , Austria Adelheid Arndt , Rüdiger Vogler
The wrestler Zeki Ökten Turkey
Ronja the robber's daughter Days Danielsson Sweden Hanna Zetterberg , Dan Håfström , Per Oscarsson
The Seburi story Sadao Nakajima Japan Kenichi Hagiwara
Stico Jaime de Armiñán Spain Fernando Fernán Gómez
Disguise and deceive Nikos Perakis Greece
The death of the white horse Christian Ziewer Germany Udo Samel , Angela Schanelec , Dietmar Schönherr , Ulrich Wildgruber
Wetherby David Hare Great Britain Vanessa Redgrave , Ian Holm , Judi Dench , Stuart Wilson

International jury

The jury president this year was the French actor Jean Marais . Other jury members: Regimantas Adomaitis (USSR), Sheila Benson (USA), Wolfgang Kohlhaase (German Democratic Republic), Onat Kutlar (Turkey), Luis Megino (Spain), Ingrid Scheib-Rothbart (Germany), Chris Sievernich (Germany) , Alberto Sordi (Italy), Max von Sydow (Sweden) and István Szabó (Hungary).

Award winners

  • Golden Bear : The Woman and the Stranger and Wetherby
  • Silver bears :
    • Blossoms, flowers, wreaths (special prize from the jury)
    • Robert Benton (best director)
    • Jo Kenndey in Wrong World (best actress)
    • Fernando Fernán Gómez in Stico (best actor)
    • Tolomusch Okejew for the artistic design of his film
    • Ronja the robber's daughter (for a film of particular imagination)

Further prices

Out of competition

Outside of the competition, the following films had their German premiere at this Berlinale:


  • Brigitte Tast: The color gray, the format the inner view. 35th Berlin International Film Festival 1985 , Schellerten 2014, ISBN 978-3-88842-045-0

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