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Academy Award Winners for Best Foreign Language Film

A comprehensive list of Academy Award winners for Best Foreign Language Film since this category was created during the 29th Academy Awards.
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YearOscar OrderPosterFilm Title Used in NominationOriginal TitleSubmitting CountryLanguagePremiereDirectorMain CastGenresDescriptionFun Fact
201789thThe SalesmanForushandeh فروشندهIranPersianMay 21, 2016 (Cannes Film Festival)Asghar FarhadiShahab Hosseini; Taraneh AlidoostiDrama | ThrillerWhile both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.This is the 4th movie directed by Asghar Farhadi to be chosen as Iran's submission for the Academy Award for 'Best Foreign Language Film'. The previous movies were Darbareye Elly (2009), A Separation (2011), and Le passé (2013).
201688thSon of SaulSaul fiaHungaryHungarian (some parts in Yiddish, German & Polish)May 15, 2015 (Cannes Film Festival)László NemesGéza Röhrig; Levente Molnár; Urs RechnDrama | WarIn the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.Shot in the now unusual Academy aspect ratio of 1.375:1 to achieve a portrait-like narrow field of vision and to be close to the aspect ratio used in the 40s.
201587thIdaIdaPolandPolishSeptember 7, 2013 (Toronto International Film Festival)Paweł PawlikowskiAgata Kulesza; Agata Trzebuchowska; Dawid OgrodnikDramaAnna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.Film debut of Agata Trzebuchowska, a student with no prior acting experience.
201486thThe Great BeautyLa grande bellezzaItalyItalianMay 21, 2013 (Cannes Film Festival)Paolo SorrentinoToni Servillo; Carlo Verdone; Sabrina Ferilli; Carlo BuccirossoDramaJep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.The character of Talia Concept is an obvious reference to artist Marina Abramovic.
201385thAmourAmourAustriaFrench (one moment in English)May 20, 2012 (Cannes Film Festival)Michael HanekeJean-Louis Trintignant; Emmanuelle Riva; Isabelle HuppertDrama | RomanceGeorges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.Not a word of the script was changed during production. The film was shot exactly as it was written, word for word.
201284thA SeparationJodái-e Náder az Simin جدایی نادر از سیمینIranPersianFebruary 15, 2011 (Berlin International Film Festival)Asghar FarhadiLeila Hatami; Peyman MoaadiDrama | MysteryA married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.First Iranian film to win an Oscar.
201183thIn a Better WorldHævnenDenmarkDanish (some parts in Swedish & English)August 26, 2010 (Denmark)Susanne BierMikael Persbrandt; Trine Dyrholm; Ulrich ThomsenDrama | RomanceThe lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.The story that Christian reads at his mother's funeral is Hans Christian Andersen's "The Nightingale".
201082thThe Secret in Their EyesEl secreto de sus ojosArgentinaSpanishAugust 13, 2009 (Argentina) Juan José CampanellaRicardo Darín; Soledad Villamil; Pablo RagoDrama | Mystery | Romance | ThrillerA retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.This is the second movie directed by Juan José Campanella to receive an Oscar nomination. The first one was Son of the Bride (2001).
200981thDeparturesOkuribito おくりびとJapanJapaneseAugust 23, 2008 (Montréal Film Festival)Yojiro TakitaMasahiro Motoki; Ryôko Hirosue; Tsutomu YamazakiDrama | MusicA newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals.Yôjirô Takita attended funeral ceremonies to understand the feelings of bereaved families, while Tsutomu Yamazaki never participated in the encoffinment training.
200880thThe CounterfeitersDie FälscherAustriaGermanFebruary 10, 2007 (Berlin International Film Festival)Stefan RuzowitzkyKarl Markovics; August Diehl; Devid StriesowCrime | Drama | WarThe story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII.First Austrian film to win an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film Category.
200779thThe Lives of OthersDas Leben der AnderenGermanyGermanMarch 15, 2006 (Berlin)Florian Henckel von DonnersmarckUlrich Mühe; Martina Gedeck; Sebastian Koch Drama | ThrillerIn 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.The entire budget of the film, about 2 million dollars (1.6 million Euro), was possible only because the actors were willing to work for 20% of their customary salary.
200678thTsotsiTsotsiSouth AfricaTsotsitaal (some parts in Afrikaans & English)August 18, 2005 (Edinburgh International Film Festival)Gavin HoodPresley Chweneyagae; Mothusi Magano; Israel MakoeCrime | DramaSix days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader.In urban slang of Johannesburg "tsotsi" loosely translated means "thug".
200577thThe Sea InsideMar adentroSpainSpanish (some parts in Catalan & Galician)September 2, 2004 (Madrid)Alejandro AmenábarJavier Bardem; Belén Rueda; Lola DueñasBiography | Drama | RomanceThe factual story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a thirty-year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die.This was the most awarded Spanish movie at the Goya Awards, winning 14 of the 15 awards for which it was nominated.
200476thThe Barbarian InvasionsLes Invasions barbaresCanadaFrench (some parts in English)May 21, 2003 (Cannes Film Festival)Denys ArcandRémy Girard; Dorothée Berryman; Stéphane RousseauComedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery | RomanceDuring his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son.It is the first sequel ever to win the Best Foreign Language Film award at the Oscars.
200375thNowhere in AfricaNirgendwo in AfrikaGermanyGerman (some parts in English & Swahili)December 27, 2001 (Germany)Caroline LinkJuliane Köhler; Merab Ninidze; Matthias HabichBiography | DramaA German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930s Kenya.When Jettel encounters the old dying woman, her hair is short, but she doesn't get her hair cut until several scenes in the future.
200274thNo Man's LandNičija zemljaBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnian (some parts in Serbian, English, French & German)May 12, 2001 (Cannes Film Festival)Danis TanovićBranko Djuric; Rene Bitorajac; Filip SovagovicDrama | WarBosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides: two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap.When the disposal expert examines the bomb his visor is up.
200173thCrouching Tiger, Hidden DragonWòhǔ Cánglóng 卧虎藏龙TaiwanMandarinMay 18, 2000 (Cannes Film Festival)Ang LeeYun-Fat Chow; Michelle Yeoh; Ziyi ZhangAction | Adventure | Fantasy | RomanceA young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.In 2001, this became the first foreign language film to earn over $100 million in the United States.
200072thAll About My MotherTodo sobre mi madreSpainSpanish (some parts in Catalan & English)April 8, 1999 (Spain)Pedro Almodóvar Cecilia Roth; Marisa Paredes; Candela Peña DramaYoung Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his father, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela.Agrado's monologue was based on a real life event. When the electronic system of an Argentinian theater failed, the director suspended the show. Actress Lola Membrives decided to give the news to the audience and make them an offer: if they'd stay, they could listen to the narration of her life.
199971thLife Is BeautifulLa vita è bellaItalyItalian (some parts in English & German)December 20, 1997 (Italy) Roberto BenigniRoberto Benigni; Nicoletta Braschi; Giorgio Cantarini Comedy | Drama | WarWhen an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.Guido's wife, Dora, is played by Roberto Benigni's real-life wife, Nicoletta Braschi.
199870thCharacterKarakterNetherlandsDutch (some parts in English, French & German)April 17, 1997 (Netherlands)Mike van DiemPavlik Jansen op de Haar; Jan Decleir; Fedja van Huêt Crime | Drama | MysteryJacob Katadreuffe lives mute with his mother, has no contact with his father who only works against him and wants to become a lawyer, at all costs.Based on the novel 'Karakter' and the short story 'Dreverhave and Katadreuffe' by dutch writer F. Bordewijk (1884-1965).
199769thKolyaKoljaCzech RepublicCzech (some parts in Russian & Slovak)May 15, 1996 (Czech Republic)Jan SvěrákZdenek Sverák; Andrey Khalimon; Libuse Safránková Comedy | Drama | MusicFranta Louka is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor and a lady's man. Having lost his place in the state orchestra, he must make ends meet by playing at funerals and painting tombstones.The child actor who plays Kolja, Andrey Khalimon, was not cast until three weeks before filming started.
199668thAntonia's LineAntoniaNetherlandsDutchSeptember 12, 1995 (Toronto International Film Festival)Marleen GorrisWilleke van Ammelrooy; Jan Decleir; Veerle van Overloop Comedy | DramaA Dutch matron establishes and, for several generations, oversees a close-knit, matriarchal community where feminism and liberalism thrive.The film was made after challenges in finding locations and funding in the 1980s and 1990s.
199567thBurnt by the SunUtomlyonnye solntsem Утомлённые солнцемRussiaRussian (some parts in French)May 21, 1994 (Cannes Film Festival)Nikita MikhalkovNikita Mikhalkov; Ingeborga Dapkunaite; Oleg MenshikovDrama | WarRussia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his village with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin Dmitri from Moscow, who charms the women and little Nadia with his games and pianistic bravura. Songs used were from the works of the following songwriters: B. Kornilov, V. Lebediev-Koumatch, A. Jarov, V. Schmidtof, P.Guerman, I. Alvek (from credits).
199466thBelle ÉpoqueBelle ÉpoqueSpainSpanishDecember 4, 1992 (Spain)Fernando TruebaFernando Fernán Gómez; Jorge Sanz; Penélope Cruz Comedy | Drama | RomanceA 1931 Spanish military deserter finds himself on a lonely farm until the farmer's four daughters pay a visit and he falls for all of them.When Juanito comes to serenade Rocìo, he sings "Las Mañanitas" which in México is used to celebrate a birthday instead of the classic "Happy Birthday To You".
199365thIndochineIndochine FranceFrench (some parts in Vietnamese)April 15, 1992 (France) Régis WargnierCatherine Deneuve; Vincent Perez; Linh Dan PhamDrama | RomanceThis story is set in 1930, at the time when French colonial rule in Indochina is ending. A widowed French woman who works in the rubber fields, raises a Vietnamese princess as if she was her own daughter. She, and her daughter both fall in love with a young French navy officer, which will change both their lives significantly.Some scenes were shot in The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (also know as the Blue Mansion) in George Town, Malaysia.
199264thMediterraneoMediterraneoItalyItalian (some parts in English, Greek & Turkish)January 31, 1991 (Italy)Gabriele SalvatoresDiego Abatantuono; Claudio Bigagli; Giuseppe Cederna Comedy | Drama | WarIn WW2, an Italian Army unit of misfits occupies an isolated non-strategic Greek island for the duration of the war.The island the movie is set on is called Megísti in Italian, Mes in Turkish and Kastellorizo in Greek. It is the easternmost inhabited Greek island and is located just 1 mile off the coast of Turkey.
199163thJourney of HopeReise der HoffnungSwitzerlandGerman (some parts in Turkish)August 1990 (Locarno Film Festival)Xavier KollerNecmettin Çobanoglu; Nur Sürer; Emin SivasDramaThe story of a poor Turkish family who try to emigrate illegally to Switzerland.The second Oscar win ever for Switzerland.
199062thCinema ParadisoNuovo cinema ParadisoItalyItalian (some parts in English & Portuguese)September 29, 1988 (Bari EuropaCinema Festival)Giuseppe TornatorePhilippe Noiret; Enzo Cannavale; Antonella AttiliDramaA filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.By the end of 1956, it was Italy which had the largest network of cinemas in the whole of Europe (a total of 17,000). This was the highest ever reached in around that time.
198961thPelle the ConquerorPelle ErobrerenDenmarkDanish (some parts in Scanian & Swedish)December 25, 1987 (Sweden) Bille AugustPelle Hvenegaard; Max von Sydow; Erik Paaske DramaThe film tells the story of two Swedish immigrants to Denmark, a father and son, who try to build a new life for themselves.The film is based upon the famous 1910 novel of the same name by Danish writer Martin Andersen Nexø.
198860thBabette's FeastBabettes gæstebudDenmarkDanish (some parts in French & Swedish)May 1987 (Cannes Film Festival)Gabriel AxelStéphane Audran; Bodil Kjer; Birgitte FederspielComedy | Drama | MusicDuring the late 19th century, a strict religious community in a Danish village takes in a French refugee from the Franco-Prussian War as a servant to the late pastor's daughters.First Danish movie to win an Academy Award for best foreign language film.
198759thThe AssaultDe aanslagNetherlandsDutch (some parts in English & German)February 6, 1986 (Netherlands)Fons RademakersDerek de Lint; Marc van Uchelen; Monique van de VenDrama | History | Romance | WarIn January 1945, during the World War II, the Dutch resistance kills a collaborator in the street where the 12 year old Anton Steenwijk lives. The man was shot in front of his neighbors' house, but is moved by them to the house of the family Steenwijk. Because of this, his father, mother and brother are killed by the Germans, and their house is set to fire. During his life, Anton meets several people that tell him more about what really happened on the night of the assault.Derek de Lint played in two other Dutch WWII movies, Soldier of Orange (1977) and Black Book (2006).
198658thThe Official StoryLa historia oficialArgentinaSpanishApril 3, 1985 (Argentina)Luis PuenzoNorma Aleandro; Héctor Alterio; Chunchuna VillafañeDrama | History | WarAfter the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.The house where Alicia, Roberto and Gaby live is actually the house of the director, Luis Puenzo.
198557thDangerous MovesLa Diagonale du fouSwitzerlandFrenchApril 15, 1984 (West Germany) Richard DemboMichel Piccoli; Alexandre Arbatt; Liv Ullmann Drama | ThrillerTwo very different men competes in the final match of the World Chess Championship. One is a 52-year-old Soviet Jew who holds the title, and the other is a 35-year-old genius who defected to the West several years earlier.First film directed by Richard Dembo.
198456thFanny and AlexanderFanny och AlexanderSwedenSwedish (some parts in English, German & Yiddish)December 17, 1982 (Sweden)Ingmar BergmanBertil Guve; Pernilla Allwin; Kristina Adolphson DramaTwo young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls.Ingmar Bergman's first draft of the script, completed in 1979, consisted of about 1,000 handwritten pages.
198355thVolver a Empezar ('To Begin Again')Volver a empezarSpainSpanish (some parts in English)March 1, 1982 (Spain) José Luis GarciAntonio Ferrandis; Encarna Paso; José BódaloDramaA Nobel prize winner returns to his natal city looking for his home.The first Spanish film to win an Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film.
198254thMephistoMephistoHungaryGerman (some parts in English & Hungarian)February 11, 1981 (Hungary)István SzabóKlaus Maria Brandauer; Krystyna Janda; Ildikó Bánsági DramaA German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany. Based on the novel "Mephisto" by Klaus Mann, which obviously portrays his former brother-in-law Gustaf Gründgens. Therefore, it was banned in Germany until 2000.
198153thMoscow Does Not Believe in TearsMoskva slezam ne verit Москва слезам не веритSoviet UnionRussianFebruary 1980 (Berlin International Film Festival)Vladimir MenshovVera Alentova; Aleksey Batalov; Irina Muravyova Comedy | Drama | RomanceThis is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages, about their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions, different careers, and big late love.Ronald Reagan watched the movie at least 8 times before meeting Gorbachev for the first time in order to "get to know the Russian soul better".
198052thThe Tin DrumDie BlechtrommelWest GermanyGerman (some parts in Hebrew, Italian, Polish & Russian)May 3, 1979 (Mainz)Volker SchlöndorffDavid Bennent; Mario Adorf; Angela WinklerDrama | WarIn 1924, Oskar Matzerath is born in the Free City of Danzig. At age three, he falls down a flight of stairs and stops growing. In 1939, World War II breaks out.Acclaimed Polish-British actress Beata Pozniak Daniels made her movie debut as an extra when scenes were shot right outside her home.
197951thGet Out Your HandkerchiefsPréparez vos mouchoirsFranceFrenchJanuary 11, 1978 (France)Bertrand BlierGérard Depardieu; Carole Laure; Patrick DewaereComedy | Drama | RomanceThe film tells the story of a ménage à trois in which two men share a woman to cure her of an unexplained depression, with many symptoms. Eventually, she begins an affair with an underage boy. The film employs heavy references to historical musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, combined with the music of the film's composer Georges Delerue, who won the César Award for Best Original Music.
197850thMadame RosaLa Vie devant soiFranceFrenchNovember 2, 1977 (France) Moshé MizrahiSimone Signoret; Michal Bat-Adam; Samy Ben-Youb DramaAn elderly Jewish woman and former prostitute in Paris cares for a number of children, including an adolescent Algerian boy.It is adapted from the 1975 novel The Life Before Us by Romain Gary.
197749thBlack and White in ColorLa Victoire en chantantIvory CoastFrenchSeptember 22, 1976 (France)Jean-Jacques AnnaudJean Carmet; Catherine Rouvel; Jacques Spiesser Comedy | Drama | WarFrench colonists in Africa, several months behind in the news, find themselves at war with their German neighbors. Deciding that they must do their proper duty and fight the Germans, they promptly conscript the local native population. The original French title of this movie was "La Victoire en Chantant" (Victory, as she sings), the first line of the famous patriotic song "Le chant du Départ" (The Farewell Hymn), written in 1794 during the French Revolution and nicknamed "the Marseillaise's twin".
197648thDersu UzalaDersu Uzala Дерсу УзалаSoviet UnionRussianJuly 1975 (Moscow Film Festival)Akira KurosawaMaksim Munzuk; Yuriy Solomin; Mikhail Bychkov Adventure | Biography | DramaThe Russian army sends an explorer on an expedition to the snowy Siberian wilderness where he makes friends with a seasoned local hunter.This film was made when a member of the Russian embassy contacted Akira Kurosawa, asking him to make a Russian film for Russians, being that television hadn't grown yet in the USSR and that Russia lacked, according to the ambassador, good writers and directors for films.
197547thAmarcordAmarcordItalyItalian (some parts in Romagnolo)December 13, 1973 (Milan)Federico FelliniMagali Noël; Bruno Zanin; Pupella Maggio Comedy | DramaA series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes set in a 1930s Italian coastal town.Director Federico Fellini has denied that the movie is autobiographical, but agreed that there are similarities with his own childhood.
197446thDay for NightLa Nuit américaineFranceFrench (some parts in English)May 15, 1973 (Cannes Film Festival)François TruffautJacqueline Bisset; Jean-Pierre Léaud; François Truffaut Comedy | Drama | RomanceA committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.The title refers to a technique for filming night scenes in broad daylight, achieved by either lowering the lens aperture or through the use of filters.
197345thThe Discreet Charm of the BourgeoisieLe Charme discret de la bourgeoisie FranceFrench (some parts in Spanish)September 15, 1972 (France) Luis BuñuelFernando Rey; Delphine Seyrig; Paul Frankeur ComedyA surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.Luis Buñuel is credited with creating the sound effects for this film; he was almost deaf at the time.
197244thThe Garden of the Finzi ContinisIl giardino dei Finzi-ContiniItalyItalianDecember 2, 1970 (Jerusalem)Vittorio De SicaDominique Sanda; Lino Capolicchio; Helmut Berger Drama | History | WarIt focuses on the intellectual Finzi-Contini family, Jewish aristocrats who live on an idyllic estate. Siblings Alberto and Micol Finzi-Contini regularly hold parties with their friends, largely sheltered from the growing anti-Semitism in their country. When the Fascist movement becomes stronger, however, it affects everyone in the orbit of the family.The film was a personal triumph for 'Vittorio de Sica', a director who had struggled to have a hit since Marriage Italian Style (1964).
197143thInvestigation of a Citizen Above SuspicionIndagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospettoItalyItalianFebruary 12, 1970 (Milan)Elio PetriGian Maria Volontè; Florinda Bolkan; Gianni Santuccio Crime | DramaA chief of detectives, homicide section, kills his mistress and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.First part of the "Trilogy of Neurosis", also including Lulu the Tool (1971) and La proprietà non è più un furto (1973).
197042thZZAlgeriaFrenchFebruary 26, 1969 (France)Costa-GavrasJean-Louis Trintignant; Yves Montand; Irene PapasDrama | ThrillerA thinly fictionalized account of the events surrounding the assassination of democratic Greek politician Grigoris Lambrakis in 1963.The film's title refers to a popular Greek protest slogan meaning "he lives," in reference to Lambrakis.
196941thWar and PeaceVoyna i mir Война и мирSoviet UnionRussianMarch 12, 1966 (Mar del Plata Film Festival)Sergei BondarchukLyudmila Saveleva; Vyacheslav Tikhonov; Sergey Bondarchuk Drama | History | Romance | WarTwo main story-lines: one is the love story of young Countess Natasha Rostova and Count Pierre Bezukhov, who is unhappy in his marriage; Another is the "Great Patriotic War" of 1812 against the invading Napoleon's Armies.This film holds the record for having 120,000 extras.
196840thClosely Watched TrainsOstře sledované vlakyCzechoslovakiaCzech (some parts in German)October 1966 (Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival)Jiří MenzelVáclav Neckár; Josef Somr; Vlastimil Brodský Comedy | Drama | Romance | WarAn apprentice train dispatcher at a village station seeks his first sexual encounter and becomes despondent when he is unable to perform.In the opening sequence, the "German" tank shown during the anecdote about Janos' grandfather is a Soviet SU-152 "tank killer" of WWII vintage.
196739thA Man and a WomanUn homme et une femmeFranceFrenchMay 13, 1966 (Cannes Film Festival)Claude LelouchAnouk Aimée; Jean-Louis Trintignant; Pierre Barouh Drama | RomanceA young widow and widower meet by chance at their children's boarding school, whose budding relationship is complicated by the memories of their deceased spouses.Director cameo: Claude Lelouch is seen behind Jean-Louis at the Monte Carlo race. He is holding a camera.
196638thThe Shop on Main StreetObchod na korzeCzechoslovakiaSlovak (some parts in Yiddish)May 20, 1965 (Cannes Film Festival)Ján Kadár and Elmar KlosIda Kaminska; Jozef Kroner; Hana SlivkováDramaSlovakia during World War II: Tono lives a poor life, but the authorities offer him to take over the Jewish widow Lautman's little shop for sewing material. She is old and confused and thinks that he is only looking for employment and hires him. The odd couple begin to like each other. But some time later the authorities decide that the Jews must leave the city. This movie was shot exclusively in the small Slovak city of Sabinov.
196537thYesterday, Today and TomorrowIeri, oggi, domaniItalyItalianDecember 21, 1963 (Italy) Vittorio De SicaSophia Loren; Marcello Mastroianni; Aldo Giuffrè Comedy | RomanceStories about three very different women and the men they attract.The limousine featured in part II ("Anna") was a 1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Convertible.
196436thItalyItalian (some parts in English, French & German)February 13, 1963 (Rome)Federico FelliniMarcello Mastroianni; Anouk Aimée; Claudia CardinaleDrama | FantasyA harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.Federico Fellini attached a note to himself below the camera's eyepiece which read, "Remember, this is a comedy."
196335thSundays and CybeleLes Dimanches de Ville d'AvrayFranceFrenchNovember 12, 1962 (New York City)Serge BourguignonHardy Krüger; Nicole Courcel; Patricia Gozzi DramaA tragic story of a young girl who is befriended by an innocent but emotionally disabled veteran of the French Indochina War. The film is based on a novel by Bernard Eschasseriaux, who collaborated on the screenplay.
196234thThrough a Glass DarklySåsom i en spegelSwedenSwedishOctober 14, 1961 (Stockholm)Ingmar BergmanHarriet Andersson; Gunnar Björnstrand; Max von Sydow DramaRecently released from a mental hospital, Karin rejoins her emotionally disconnected family and their island home, only to slip from reality as she begins to believe she is being visited by God.The first Ingmar Bergman film to be made on the island of Fårö. Bergman would later buy a home on the island.
196133thThe Virgin SpringJungfrukällanSwedenSwedish (some parts in German)February 8, 1960 (Stockholm)Ingmar BergmanMax von Sydow; Birgitta Valberg; Gunnel LindblomDramaAn innocent yet pampered young virgin and her family's pregnant and jealous servant set out to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way.The script is based on the medieval Swedish ballad "Per Tyrssons döttrar i Vänge".
196032thBlack OrpheusOrfeu NegroFrancePortugueseMay 12, 1959 (Cannes Film Festival)Marcel CamusBreno Mello; Marpessa Dawn; Lourdes de Oliveira Drama | Fantasy | Music | RomanceA retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro.Although this won the Palme d'Or at Cannes and the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, ironically it is not terribly well regarded in its native Brazil where some object to the depiction of their country as being a non-stop party.
195931thMy UncleMon oncleFranceFrenchMay 9, 1958 (Cannes Film Festival)Jacques TatiJacques Tati; Jean-Pierre Zola; Adrienne Servantie ComedyMonsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, but he can't quite fit into the surroundings.In the English-language version originally released in the U.S., Hulot has only two lines of coherent dialogue: "Everything okay?" and "How do you do?"
195830thNights of CabiriaLe notti di Cabiria ItalyItalianMay 11, 1957 (Cannes Film Festival)Federico FelliniGiulietta Masina; François Périer; Franca Marzi DramaA waifish prostitute wanders the streets of Rome looking for true love but finds only heartbreak.According to Federico Fellini's assistant Dominique Delouche, actor 'Francois Perier' was hired so the film could get financing as a French co-production.
195729thLa strada La stradaItalyItalianSeptember 6, 1954 (Venice Film Festival)Federico FelliniAnthony Quinn; Giulietta Masina; Richard BasehartDramaA care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.Winner of the first ever Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
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