1986 Cannes Film Festival
|Closing film||El Amor brujo|
|Awards||Palme d'Or (The Mission)|
|No. of films||20 (In Competition)|
19 (Un Certain Regard)
10 (Out of Competition)
13 (Short Film)
|Festival date||8 May 1986 – 19 May 1986|
In competition - Feature film
- After Hours by Martin Scorsese
- Boris Godunov by Sergei Bondarchuk
- Down by Law by Jim Jarmusch
- The Fringe Dwellers by Bruce Beresford
- Fool for Love by Robert Altman
- Genesis by Mrinal Sen
- I Love You by Marco Ferreri
- The Last Image (La dernière image) by Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina
- Love Me Forever or Never (Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar) by Arnaldo Jabor
- Max, Mon Amour by Nagisa Oshima
- Ménage (Tenue de soirée) by Bertrand Blier
- The Mission by Roland Joffé
- Mona Lisa by Neil Jordan
- Otello by Franco Zeffirelli
- Poor Butterfly (Pobre mariposa) by Raúl de la Torre
- Rosa Luxemburg by Margarethe von Trotta
- Runaway Train by Andrei Konchalovsky
- The Sacrifice (Offret) by Andrei Tarkovsky
- Scene of the Crime (Le lieu du crime) by André Téchiné
- Thérèse by Alain Cavalier
Un Certain Regard
The following films were selected for the competition of Un Certain Regard:
- A Girl's Own Story by Jane Campion
- Backlash by Bill Bennett
- Belizaire the Cajun by Glen Pitre
- Burke & Wills by Graeme Clifford
- Coming Up Roses by Stephen Bayly
- Das zweite Schraube-Fragment by Walter Andreas Christen
- Desert Bloom by Eugene Corr
- Laputa by Helma Sanders-Brahms
- Man of Ashes (Rih essed) by Nouri Bouzid
- Passionless Moments by Jane Campion, Gerard Lee
- A Promise (Ningen no yakusoku) by Yoshishige Yoshida
- The Pied Piper (Krysař) by Jiří Barta
- Salomè by Claude d'Anna
- Shtei Etzbaot Mi'Tzidon by Eli Cohen
- Tai Yang by Benzheng Yu
- Two Friends by Jane Campion
- The Unknown Soldier (Tuntematon sotilas) by Rauni Mollberg
- Welcome in Vienna by Axel Corti
- Where Are You Going? (Za kude putuvate) by Rangel Vulchanov
Films out of competition
- A Matter of Life and Death by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
- Absolute Beginners by Julien Temple
- El Amor brujo by Carlos Saura
- The Chipmunk Adventure by Janice Karman
- The Color Purple by Steven Spielberg
- Don Quixote by Orson Welles
- Hannah and Her Sisters by Woody Allen
- A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later (Un homme et une femme, 20 ans déjà) by Claude Lelouch
- Pirates by Roman Polanski
- Precious Images by Chuck Workman
- T'as de beaux escaliers tu sais by Agnès Varda
Short film competition
The following short films competed for the Short Film Palme d'Or:
- 15-Août by Nicole Garcia (France)
- Heiduque by Y. Katsap, L. Gorokhov (Russia)
- A Gentle Spirit (Lagodna) by Piotr Dumala
- Le Vent by Csaba Varga
- Les Petites Magiciennes by Vincent Mercier, Yves Robert (France)
- Les Petits Coins by Pascal Aubier
- Miroir d'ailleurs by Willy Kempeneers
- Nouilles Sèches (Dry Noodles) by Dan Collins
- Peau by Jane Campion (Australia)
- Question d'optiques by Claude Luyet
- Quinoscopio by Juan Padron
- Street of Crocodiles by Brothers Quay
- Turbo Concerto by Martin Barry
International Critics' Week
The following feature films were screened for the 25th International Critics' Week (25e Semaine de la Critique):
- 40 Square Meters of Germany (40 Quadratmeter Deutschland) by Tevfik Baser (W.Germany)
- Devil in the Flesh by Scott Murray (Australia)
- La Dona del traghetto by Amedeo Fago (Italy)
- Esther by Amos Gitaï (Israel)
- Faubourg Saint-Martin by Jean-Claude Guiguet (France)
- San Antoñito by Pepe Sanchez (Colombia)
- Sleepwalk by Sara Driver (United States)
The following films were screened for the 1986 Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalizateurs):
- Cactus by Paul Cox
- Comic Magazine (Komikku Zasshi Nanka Iranai) by Yōjirō Takita
- Dancing in the Dark by Leon Marr
- The Decline of the American Empire (Le Déclin de l'empire américain) by Denys Arcand
- Defence of the Realm by David Drury
- Devil in the Flesh (Diavolo In Corpo) by Marco Bellocchio
- Giovanni Senzapensieri by Marco Colli
- Golden Eighties by Chantal Akerman
- Malandro (Ópera do Malandro) by Ruy Guerra
- Memoirs of a Sinner by Wojciech J. Has
- Qing Chun Jin by Nuanxin Zhang
- Schmutz by Paulus Manker
- She's Gotta Have It by Spike Lee
- Sid and Nancy by Alex Cox
- Sorekara by Yoshimitsu Morita
- Tarot by Rudolf Thome
- Visszaszamlalas by Pal Erdoss
- Working Girls by Lizzie Borden (director)Lizzie Borden
- Palme d'Or: The Mission by Roland Joffé
- Grand Prix: Offret by Andrei Tarkovsky
- Best Director: Martin Scorsese for After Hours
- Best Actress: Fernanda Torres for Love Me Forever or Never (Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar) & Barbara Sukowa for Rosa Luxemburg
- Best Actor: Bob Hoskins for Mona Lisa & Michel Blanc for Ménage (Tenue de soirée)
- Best Artistic Contribution: Sven Nykvist (for the cinematography) for The Sacrifice (Offret)
- Jury Prize: Thérèse by Alain Cavalier
Un Certain Regard
- The Decline of the American Empire (Le déclin de l'empire américain) by Denys Arcand (Directors' Fortnight)
- The Sacrifice (Offret) by Andrei Tarkovsky (In competition)
Commission Supérieure Technique
- Prize of the Ecumenical Jury: Offret by Andrei Tarkovsky
- Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention: Thérèse by Alain Cavalier
Award of the Youth
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