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The 1985 International Film Festival of India Best Picture winner was …

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A Cruel Romance (1984) Eldar Ryazanov, Russia

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The Man From Majorca (1984) is a pretty decent police thriller from Sweden's Bo Wilderberg.  Two officers begin an investigation into a small robbery which soon leads to a larger conspiracy.

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Yellow Earth (1984) by Chen Kaige is one of the first, that I have seen anyway, of the new wave of Chinese films.  A Soldier is sent to the hinterland to study folk songs so that they may be rewritten with a Communist message.  I saw this in the cinema but was a tad underwhelmed which may have been due to the hype that I had read.  It may work better on television.

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My top FF films of 1985 of the 21 that I have seen are ….

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1.  Ran (1985) Akira Kurosawa, Japan

2.  Come and See (1985) Elem Klimov, Russia

3.  Colonel Redl (1985) Istvan Szabo, Hungary

4.  The Official Story (1985) Luis Puenzo, Argentina

5.  My Life as a Dog (1985) Lasse Hallstrom, Sweden

6.  Three Men and a Cradle (1985) Coline Serreau, France

7.  Men … (1985) Doris Dorrie, Germany

8.  Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters (1985) Paul Schrader, Japan [narration is in English]

9.  Vagabond (1985) Agnes Varda, France

10. Angry Harvest (1985) Agnieszka Holland, Germany

 

Police Story (1985) Jackie Chan, Hong Kong

Tampopo (1985) Juzo Itami, Japan

Chicken With Vinegar (1985) Claude Chabrol, France

My Sweet Little Village (1985) Jiri Menzel, Czechoslovakia

Sugarbaby (1985) Percy Aldon, Germany

The Woman and the Stranger (1985) Rainer Simon, Germany

Terror and Black Lace (1985) Luis Alcoriza, Mexico

 

and I’ve also seen …

Dona Herlinda and Her Son (1985) Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, Mexico

One Woman or Two (1985) Daniel Vigne, France

Poison For the Fairies (1985) Carlos Enrique Taboada, Mexico

Seduction: The Cruel Woman (1985) Elfi Mikesch, Monika Treut, Germany

 
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My top FF films of 1985

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1. Pulgasari, Shin Sang-Ok, North Korea

2. Come and See, Elem Klimov, USSR

3. Ran, Akira Kurosawa, Japan

4. One Second for a Feat, Eldor Urazbayev, Gil-sen Om, USSR

5. My Life as a Dog, Lasse Hallstrom, Sweden

6. Love, Love, My Love, Shin Sang-Ok, North Korea

7. I Loved You More Than Life, Rasim Ismailov, USSR (Azerbaijan)

8. The Tale of Shim Chong, Shin Sang-ok, North Korea/ West Germany

9. Salt, Shin Sang-ok, North Korea

10. Guinea Pig: Devil's Experiment,  Satoru Ogura, Japan

 

Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters, Paul Schrader, Japan

Police Story, Jackie Chan, Hong Kong

Shoah, Claude Lanzmann, France

The Fantastic Journey of Mr. Bilbo Baggins, the Hobbit, Vladimir Latyshev, USSR

A Time to Live, a Time to Die, Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Taiwan

 

I've also seen...

Tampopo, Juzo Itami, Japan

The Adventures of Hercules, Luigi Cozzi, Italy

Macho Man, Alexander Titus Benda, West Germany

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1985

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  1. Ran, Akira Kurosawa, Japan
  2. Come and See, Elem Klimov, USSR
  3. My Life as a Dog, Lasse Hallstrom, Sweden
  4. Vagabond, Agnes Varda, France
  5. Police Story, Jackie Chan & Chen Chi-Hwa, Hong Kong
  6. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, Paul Schrader, US/Japan
  7. Phenomena, Dario Argento, Italy
  8. Demons, Lamberto Bava, Italy
  9. Vampire Hunter D, Toyoo Ashida, Japan
  10. Subway, Luc Besson, France

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I've also seen:

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  • The Dagger of Kamui, Rintaro, Japan
  • Mafia vs. Ninja, Robert Tai, Taiwan
  • Silip: Daughters of Eve, Elwood Perez, Philippines
  • Dona Herlinda and Her Son, Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, Mexico
  • War Bus, Ferdinando Baldi, Italy
  • Death in the Shadows, Vivian Pieters, Netherlands
  • Star Knight, Fernando Colomo, Italy
  • City Ninja, Choi Yeong-cheoi & Yang Chun Bang, Hong Kong/South Korea
  • The Adventures of Hercules, Luigi Cozzi, Italy

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1001 Movies You Must See

  • Come and See, Elem Klimov, USSR
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, Paul Schrade, US/Japan
  • The Official Story, Luis Puenzo, Argentina
  • Ran, Akira Kurosawa, Japan
  • Shoah, Claude Lanzmann, France
  • Tampopo, Juzo Itami, Japan
  • The Time to Live and the Time to Die, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Taiwan
  • Vagabond, Agnes Varda, France

 

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From the foreign additions-

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1. Stone Years, Pantelis Voulgaris, Greek edition

2. My Life as a Dog,  Lasse Hallström, Swedish edition

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  1. Angry Harvest, Agnieszka Holland, West Germany
  2. Police, Maurice Pialat, France
  3. Colonel Redl, István Szabó, Hungary
  4. The Official Story, Luis Puenzo, Argentina
  5. Chicken with Vinegar, Claude Chabrol, France
  6. Vagabond, Agnès Varda, France
  7. De Leeuw van Vlaanderen, Hugo Claus, Belgium
  8. L'Amour en Douce, Édouard Molinaro, France
  9. My Life As a Dog,  Lasse Hallström, Sweden
  10. Ran, Akira Kurosawa, Japan
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Colonel Redl -- inspired by John Osborne's great play, A Patriot for Me

My Sweet Little Village -- a sweet little film. 

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Demons -- Scary Bava/Argento!

 

 

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26 minutes ago, Swithin said:

Colonel Redl -- inspired by John Osborne's great play, A Patriot for Me

My Sweet Little Village -- a sweet little film. 

Shoah

Demons -- Scary Bava/Argento!

 

 

A favourite?

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 1. Shoah  Claude Lanzmann, France

 2. Come and See  Elem Klmov, Soviet Union

 3. Ran  Akira Kurosawa, Japan

 4. My Life as a Dog  Lasse Hallstrom, Sweden

 5. The Legend of Suram Fortress  Sergei Parajanov, Soviet Union

 6. Vagabond  Agnes Varda, France

 7. Tampopo  Juzo Itami, Japan

 8. Hail Mary  Jean-Luc Godard, France

 9. Manoel on the Island of Wonders/Manoel's Destinies  Raoul Ruiz, France/Portugal

10. My Friend Ivan Lapshin  Alexei German, Soviet Union

11. Almanac of Fall  Bela Tarr, Hungary

12. The Official Story  Luis Puenzo, Argentina

13. A Time to Live, a Time to Die  Hou Hsiao-hsien, China (Taiwan)

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The 1985 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film included …

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The Official Story (1985) Luis Puenzo, Argentina ****

 

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Angry Harvest (1985) Agnieszka Holland, Germany

 

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Colonel Redl (1985) Istvan Szabo, Hungary

 

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Three Men and a Cradle (1985) Coline Serreau, France

 

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When Father Was Away on Business (1985) Emir Kusturica, Yugoslavia

 

The 1986 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film included …

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My Sweet Little Village (1985) Jiri Menzel, Czechoslovakia

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The 1985 BAFTA Foreign Film Award included ….

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Colonel Redl (1985) Istvan Szabo, Hungary ****

 

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Dim Sum: a little bit of heart (1985) Wayne Wang, USA

 

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Subway (1985) Luc Besson, France

 

The 1986 BAFTA Foreign Film Award included this winner ….

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Ran (1985) Akira Kurosawa, Japan ****

 

The 1987 BAFTA Foreign Film Award included this nominee ….

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My Life as a Dog (1985) Lasse Hallstrom, Sweden

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The Independent Spirit Awards began in 1985.  In 1987 it introduced a foreign film category.  It included ….

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My Life as a Dog (1985) Lasse Hallstrom, Sweden ****

 

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Tampopo (1985) Juzo Itami, Japan

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The winner of the 1985 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language film was …

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The Official Story (1985) Luis Puenzo, Argentina

 

The winner of the 1987 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language film was …

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My Life as a Dog (1985) Lasse Hallstrom, Sweden

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The 1985 winner of France’s Cesar Best Picture Award …

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Three Men and a Cradle (1985) Coline Serreau, France

 
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The 1985 German Film Awards Best Picture was …

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Colonel Redl (1985) Istvan Szabo, Hungary

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The 1985 winner of Sweden’s Guldbagge award was …

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My Life as a Dog (1985) Lasse Hallstrom, Sweden

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Denmark’s 1985 Robert Best Picture Award went to …

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The Flying Devils (1985) Anders Refn, Denmark

 

Denmark’s 1985 Robert Best Foreign Picture Award went to …

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False As Water (1985) Hans Alfredson, Sweden

 

Denmark’s 1986 Robert Best Foreign Picture Award went to …

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My Life as a Dog (1985) Lasse Hallstrom, Sweden

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The 1985 winner of Mexico’s Ariel Best Picture Award was …

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Poison For the Fairies (1985) Carlos Enrique Taboada, Mexico

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Phenomena is one of the strangest films in the oeuvre of Italian writer-director Dario Argento. The story concerns a young American girl (played by 14-year-old Jennifer Connelly) with the ability to psychically communicate with insects. This has caused some problems for her, as one would imagine, so she's transferred to an exclusive private school in the Swiss countryside. A series of grisly murders committed in the nearby town draws her interest, so she decides to investigate, because...sure, why not? She also befriends nice professor Donald Pleasence and his pet chimpanzee Inga. This isn't as gory or violent as some of Argento's earlier (and later) films, but it still has some nausea-inducing scenes. The movie's appeal lies in the excellent craftsmanship of the filmmaking, and the totally bizarre storyline that takes more than a few unexpected turns, before finishing with an unforgettable final act of cinematic madness. 

For a long time this was only available in the US in a heavily-edited (33 minutes shorter!) version with the title Creepers. However, the original version has been widely available on disc for years now, and should be the only version sought out by those interested.

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The 1985 National Film Awards of India Best Picture was …

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Bonded Labour (1985) Prakash Jha, India

 

The 1986 National Film Awards of India Best Picture was …

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Chidambaram (1985) Govindan Aravindan, India

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The 1985 winner of Japan’s Academy Award was …

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Gray Sunset (1985) Tomio Kuriyama, Japan

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China’s Hundred Flowers Awards for Best Picture of 1984/85 included …

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A Girl In Red (1985) Xiaoya Lu, China

 

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Wreaths at the Foot of the Mountain (1985) Jin Xie, China

 

China’s Hundred Flowers Award for Best Picture of 1985 was …

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Sunrise (1985) Benzheng Yu, China

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The winner of China’s Golden Rooster Award for Best Picture of 1985 was …

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A Girl In Red (1985) Xiaoya Lu, China

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