1985 Cannes Film Festival
|Closing film||The Emerald Forest|
|Awards||Palme d'Or (When Father Was Away on Business)|
|No. of films||20 (In Competition)
17 (Un Certain Regard)
10 (Out of Competition)
4 (Short Film)
|Festival date||8 May 1985– 20 May 1985|
The festival opened with Witness, directed by Peter Weir and closed with The Emerald Forest, directed by John Boorman. 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.
- Miloš Forman (USA) (President)
- Claude Imbert (France) (Journalist)
- Edwin Zbonek (Austria)
- Francis Veber (France)
- Jorge Amado (Brazil)
- Mauro Bolognini (Italy)
- Michel Perez (France)
- Mo Rothmann (USA)
- Néstor Almendros (Argentina)
- Sarah Miles (UK)
Films in competition
Un Certain Regard
- A Private Function by Malcolm Mowbray
- A.K. by Chris Marker
- Ad Sof Halaylah by Eitan Green
- Das Mal des Todes by Peter Handke
- Dediščina by Matjaž Klopčič
- Une femme en Afrique by Raymond Depardon
- Himatsuri by Mitsuo Yanagimachi
- Il diavolo sulle colline by Vittorio Cottafavi
- Latino by Haskell Wexler
- Le thé au harem d'Archimède by Mehdi Charef
- Milyy, dorogoy, lyubimyy, edinstvennyy... by Dinara Asanova
- Monsieur de Pourceaugnac by Michel Mitrani
- Le mystère Alexina by René Féret
- Oriana by Fina Torres
- Padre nuestro by Francisco Regueiro
- Tokyo-Ga by Wim Wenders
Films out of competition
- Die Nacht by Hans-Jürgen Syberberg
- Jumping by Osamu Tezuka
- Le soulier de Satin by Manoel de Oliveira
- Night Magic by Lewis Furey
- Steaming by Joseph Losey
- The Emerald Forest by John Boorman
- The Glenn Miller Story by Anthony Mann
- The Purple Rose of Cairo by Woody Allen
- Witness by Peter Weir
Short film competition
- L'anniversaire de Georges by Patrick Traon
- Jenitba by Slav Bakalov and Rumen Petkov
- Stop by Krzysztof Kiwerski
- Tusagi by Bondo Shoshitaishvili
- Palme d'Or: When Father Was Away on Business by Emir Kusturica
- Grand Prix: Birdy
- Jury Prize: Colonel Redl
- Best Actor: William Hurt for Kiss of the Spider Woman
- Best Actress:
- Best Director: André Téchiné for Rendez-vous
- Short Film Palme d'Or: Jenitba by Slav Bakalov and Rumen Petkov
- Best Artistic Contribution: John Bailey (cinematographer), Eiko Ishioka (production designer/costume designer) and Philip Glass (composer) for Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
- Technical Grand Prize: Insignificance by Nicolas Roeg
- Caméra d'Or: Oriana by Fina Torres
- Perspectives du Cinéma Award: Visage de chien by Jacek Gasiorowski
- FIPRESCI Prize:
- Prize of the Ecumenical Jury: La historia oficial by Norma Aleandro
- Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention: Le temps d'un instant by Pierre Jallaud
- FIFA Award: Extended Play by David Casci
- Award of the Youth:
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