35th Berlin International Film Festival

The 35th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 15 to 26 February 1985.[2] The Golden Bear was awarded to German film Die Frau und der Fremde directed by Rainer Simon and British film Wetherby directed by David Hare.[3] The retrospective dedicated to special effects was shown at the festival.[4]

35th Berlin International Film Festival
Festival poster
LocationWest Berlin, Germany
AwardsGolden Bear (Die Frau und der Fremde and Wetherby)
No. of films326 films[1]
Festival date15–26 February 1985


The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:[5]

Films in competition

The following films were in competition for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards:[1]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
1919 1919 Hugh Brody United Kingdom
After Darkness After Darkness Sergio Guerraz, Dominique Othenin-Girard Switzerland
Count to Ten Oscar Barney Finn Argentina
Daengbyeot Hah Myung-joong South Korea
The Woman and the Stranger Die Frau und der Fremde Rainer Simon Germany
The Children Les enfants Marguerite Duras, Jean Mascolo, Jean-Marc Turine France
Heartbreakers Heartbreakers Bobby Roth USA
Hail Mary Je vous salue, Marie Jean-Luc Godard France
Loafing and Camouflage Lufa ke Paralayi Nikos Perakis Greece
Morenga Egon Günther Germany
Mrs. Soffel Mrs. Soffel Gillian Armstrong USA
The Night of the Emerald Moon Noc smaragdového měsíce Václav Matějka Czechoslovakia
Pehlivan Zeki Ökten Turkey
Pizza Connection Damiano Damiani Italy
Places in the Heart Places in the Heart Robert Benton USA
The Descendant of the Snow Leopard Potomok belogo barsa Tolomush Okeyev Soviet Union
The Practice of Love Die Praxis der Liebe Valie Export Austria
Death in a French Garden Péril en la demeure Michel Deville France
Ronia, the Robber's Daughter Ronja Rövardotter Tage Danielsson Sweden
Seburi Monogatari Sadao Nakajima Japan
Stico Jaime de Armiñán Spain
Flowers of Reverie Szirmok, virágok, koszorúk László Lugossy Hungary
The Death of the White Stallion Der Tod des weißen Pferdes Christian Ziewer Germany
Wetherby Wetherby David Hare United Kingdom
Wrong World Wrong World Ian Pringle Australia


Winner of the main award for best film in its section


The following films were shown in the retrospective:[7]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
20 000 Leagues Under The Sea 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Richard Fleischer USA
7 Faces of Dr. Lao 7 Faces of Dr. Lao George Pal USA
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man Charles Lamont USA
Air Mail Air Mail John Ford USA
Alien Alien Ridley Scott USA
The Fabulous Baron Munchausen Baron Prášil Karel Zeman Czechoslovakia
Blithe Spirit Blithe Spirit David Lean United Kingdom
Captain Sindbad Captain Sindbad Byron Haskin USA / Germany
Journey to the Beginning of Time Cesta do praveku Karel Zeman Czechoslovakia
Citizen Kane Citizen Kane Orson Welles USA
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Close Encounters of the Third Kind Steven Spielberg USA
Darby O'Gill and the Little People Darby O'Gill and the Little People Robert Stevenson USA
Das Boot Wolfgang Petersen Germany
Heart of Stone Das kalte Herz Paul Verhoeven Germany
The Haunted Castle Das Spukschloß im Spessart Kurt Hoffmann Germany
The Student of Prague Der Student von Prag Stellan Rye Germany
Destination Moon Destination Moon Irving Pichel USA
Eraserhead Eraserhead David Lynch USA
Forbidden Planet Forbidden Planet Fred McLeod Wilcox USA
Georges Méliès – short films from the years 1896 to 1912 Georges Méliès France
Godzilla ゴジラ Ishirō Honda Japan
Hardware Wars Hardware Wars Ernie Fosselius USA
Again and Again, Good Luck Immer wieder Glück Ferdinand Diehl Germany
Invisible Agent Invisible Agent Edwin L. Marin USA
Island of Lost Souls Island of Lost Souls Erle C. Kenton USA
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Stanley Kramer USA
Jason and the Argonauts Jason and the Argonauts Don Chaffey United Kingdom
Beauty and the Beast La Belle et la Bête Jean Cocteau France
End of the World La fin du monde Abel Gance France
Testament of Orpheus Le testament d'Orphée Jean Cocteau France
Marry Poppins Mary Poppins Robert Stevenson USA
Metropolis Metropolis Fritz Lang Germany
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Münchhausen Josef von Báky Germany
The New Gulliver Новый Гулливер Aleksandr Ptushko UDSSR
Orpheus Orphée Jean Cocteau France
Poltergeist Poltergeist Tobe Hooper USA
San Francisco San Francisco W. S. Van Dyke USA
Silent Running Silent Running Douglas Trumbull USA
The Golden Key Zolotoy Klyuchik Alexander Ptuschko UDSSR
Star Wars Star Wars George Lucas USA / United Kingdom
Sylvia and the Ghost Sylvie et le fantôme Claude Autant-Lara France
Synthetischer Film Helmut Herbst Germany
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad The 7th Voyage of Sinbad Nathan H. Juran USA
The Birds The Birds Alfred Hitchcock USA
The Devil-Doll The Devil-Doll Tod Browning USA
The Empire Strikes Back The Empire Strikes Back Irvin Kershner USA
The Exorcist The Exorcist William Friedkin USA
The Haunting The Haunting Robert Wise United Kingdom
The Incredible Shrinking Man The Incredible Shrinking Man Jack Arnold USA
The Incredible Shrinking Woman The Incredible Shrinking Woman Joel Schumacher USA
The Invisible Man The Invisible Man James Whale USA
The Invisible Man Returns The Invisible Man Returns Joe May USA
The Invisible Woman The Invisible Woman Edward Sutherland USA
The Lost World The Lost World Harry O. Hoyt USA
The Mysterious Island The Mysterious Island Lucien Hubbard, Maurice Tourneur and Benjamin Christensen USA
The Son of Kong The Son of Kong Ernest B. Schoedsack USA
The War Of The Worlds 'The War of the Worlds Byron Haskin USA
The Wizard Of Oz The Wizard of Oz Victor Fleming USA
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm Henry Levin and George Pal USA
Things to Come Things to Come William Cameron Menzies United Kingdom
This Island Earth This Island Earth Joseph Newman and Jack Arnold USA
Tommy Tommy Ken Russell United Kingdom
Topper Returns Topper Returns Roy Del Ruth USA
Man with a Movie Camera Человек с киноаппаратом Dziga Vertov UDSSR
Universe Universe Colin Low and Roman Kroitor Canada


The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:[3]


  • Brigitte Tast: Als Farbe das Grau, als Format der Innenblick. 35. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 1985, Schellerten 2014, ISBN 978-3-88842-045-0


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