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BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language

The BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language is given annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and presented at the British Academy Film Awards. The award was first given at the 36th British Academy Film Awards, recognising the films of 1982, and until 1990 was known as the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Film. Prior to this, films recorded in a language other than English were often recognised in the category BAFTA Award for Best Film, known between 1949 and 1969 as Best Film from any Source.

BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language
Awarded for Excellence in world cinema
Location London
Country United Kingdom
Presented by British Academy of Film and Television Arts
First awarded 1983
Currently held by The Handmaiden (2017)
Website http://www.bafta.org/

In the following lists, the titles and names in bold with a dark grey background are the winners and recipients respectively; those not in bold are the nominees. The years given are those in which the films under consideration were released, not the year of the ceremony, which always takes place the following year.

Contents

1980sEdit

Film Director(s) Producer(s) Country
1982
(36th)
Christ Stopped at Eboli Francesco Rosi Nicola Carraro
Franco Cristaldi
 Italy

 France

Das Boot Wolfgang Petersen Günter Rohrbach  West Germany
Diva Jean-Jacques Beineix Irène Silberman
Serge Silberman
 France
Fitzcarraldo Werner Herzog Werner Herzog
Willi Segler
Lucki Stipetić
 Peru

 West Germany

1983
(37th)
Danton Andrzej Wajda Margaret Menegoz
Barbara Pec-Slesicka
 France  Poland

 West Germany

Confidentially Yours François Truffaut Armand Barbault
François Truffaut
 France
Fanny and Alexander Ingmar Bergman Jörn Donner  Sweden

 France  West Germany

La Traviata Franco Zeffirelli Tarak Ben Ammar  Italy
1984
(38th)
Carmen Carlos Saura Emiliano Piedra  Spain
The Return of Martin Guerre Daniel Vigne  France
Un amour de Swann Volker Schlöndorff Margaret Ménégoz  France

 West Germany

Un dimanche à la campagne Bertrand Tavernier Alain Sarde  France
1985
(39th)
Oberst Redl István Szabó József Marx  Hungary

 Austria  West Germany

Carmen Francesco Rosi Patrice Ledoux  Italy
Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart Wayne Wang Tom Sternberg  USA
Subway Luc Besson François Ruggieri  France
1986
(40th)
Ran Akira Kurosawa Serge Silberman  Japan

 France

Betty Blue Jean-Jacques Beineix Jean-Jacques Beineix  France
Ginger and Fred Federico Fellini Alberto Grimaldi  Italy

 France  West Germany

Otello Franco Zeffirelli Menahem Golan  Italy

 Netherlands

1987
(41st)
The Sacrifice Andrei Tarkovsky Anna-Lena Wibom  Sweden

 UK  France

Jean de Florette Claude Berri Pierre Grunstein
Alain Poiré
 France

 Switzerland  Italy

Manon des Sources Claude Berri Pierre Grunstein
Alain Poiré
 France

 Switzerland  Italy

My Life as a Dog Lasse Hallström Waldemar Bergendahl  Sweden
1988
(42nd)
Babette's Feast Gabriel Axel Just Betzer  Denmark
Au revoir, les enfants Louis Malle Louis Malle  France

 West Germany

Dark Eyes Nikita Mikhalkov Carlo Cucchi  Italy
Wings of Desire Wim Wenders Anatole Dauman  West Germany

 France

1989
(43rd)
Life and Nothing But Bertrand Tavernier René Cleitman  France
Pelle the Conqueror Bille August Per Holst  Denmark

 Sweden

Salaam Bombay! Mira Nair Gabriel Auer
Mira Nair
 India
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Pedro Almodóvar Pedro Almodóvar  Spain

1990sEdit

Film Director(s) Producer(s) Country
1990
(44th)
Cinema Paradiso Giuseppe Tornatore Franco Cristaldi  Italy
Jesus of Montreal Denys Arcand Roger Frappier Pierre Gendron  Canada

 France

Milou en mai Louis Malle  France

 Italy

Romuald et Juliette Coline Serreau Jean-Louis Piel Philippe Carcassonne  France
1991
(45th)
The Nasty Girl Michael Verhoeven Michael Senftleben  West Germany
Cyrano de Bergerac Jean-Paul Rappeneau René Cleitman Michel Seydoux  France
The Hairdresser's Husband Patrice Leconte Thierry de Ganay  France
Toto the Hero Jaco Van Dormael Pierre Drouot Dany Geys  Belgium

 France  Germany

1992
(46th)
Raise the Red Lantern Zhang Yimou Chiu Fu-sheng  China

 Hong Kong  Taiwan

Les Amants du Pont-Neuf Leos Carax Christian Fechner  France
Delicatessen Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Marc Caro
Claudie Ossard  France
Europa Europa Agnieszka Holland Artur Brauner Margaret Ménégoz  Germany

 France  Poland

1993
(47th)
Farewell My Concubine Chen Kaige Feng Hsu  China

 Hong Kong

Un cœur en hiver Claude Sautet Jean-Louis Livi Philippe Carcassonne  France
Like Water for Chocolate Alfonso Arau Alfonso Arau  Mexico
Indochine Régis Wargnier Eric Heumann  France
1994
(48th)
To Live Zhang Yimou Chiu Fu-sheng  China

 Hong Kong

Three Colours: Red (Trois couleurs : Rouge) Krzysztof Kieślowski Marin Karmitz  France

 Poland  Switzerland

Eat Drink Man Woman Ang Lee Hsu Li-kong  Taiwan

 USA

1995
(49th)
Il Postino: The Postman Michael Radford Mario Cecchi Gori
Vittorio Cecchi Gori Gaetano Daniele
 Italy
Les Misérables Claude Lelouch Claude Lelouch  France
La Reine Margot Patrice Chéreau Pierre Grunstein  France

 Italy  Germany

Burnt by the Sun Nikita Mikhalkov Michel Seydoux  Russia

 France

1996
(50th)
Ridicule Patrice Leconte Frédéric Brillion Philippe Carcassonne Gilles Legrand  France
Antonia's Line Marleen Gorris Hans de Weers  Netherlands
Kolya Jan Svěrák Eric Abraham  Czech Republic
Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud Claude Sautet Alain Sarde  France
1997
(51st)
L'Appartement Gilles Mimouni Georges Benayoun  France
Lucie Aubrac Claude Berri Pierre Grunstein  France
Ma vie en rose Alain Berliner Carole Scotta  France

 Belgium  UK

The Tango Lesson Sally Potter Christopher Sheppard
Oscar Kramer
 Argentina

 UK  France  Germany  Netherlands

1998
(52nd)
Central Station Walter Salles Arthur Cohn Martine de Clermont-Tonnerre  Brazil

 France

Life Is Beautiful Roberto Benigni Elda Ferri
Gianluigi Braschi
 Italy
Le Bossu Philippe de Broca Patrick Godeau  France

 Italy  Germany

Live Flesh Pedro Almodóvar Agustín Almodóvar  Spain

 France

1999
(53rd)
All About My Mother Pedro Almodóvar Agustín Almodóvar  Spain

 France

Buena Vista Social Club Wim Wenders Rosa Bosch Ulrich Felsberg
Deepak Nayar
 Germany

 Cuba

The Celebration Thomas Vinterberg Birgitte Hald
Morten Kaufmann
 Denmark

 Sweden

Run Lola Run Tom Tykwer Stefan Arndt  Germany

2000sEdit

Film Director(s) Producer(s) Country
2000
(54th)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Ang Lee Hsu Li-kong
Bill Kong
Ang Lee
 Taiwan

 Hong Kong  China

Girl on the Bridge Patrice Leconte Christian Fechner  France
Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien Dominik Moll Michel Saint-Jean  France
In the Mood for Love Wong Kar-wai Wong Kar-wai  Hong Kong
Malèna Giuseppe Tornatore Harvey Weinstein
Carlo Bernasconi
 Italy
2001
(55th)
Amores perros Alejandro González Iñárritu Alejandro González Iñárritu  Mexico
Amélie Jean-Pierre Jeunet Claudie Ossard  France

 Germany

Behind the Sun Walter Salles Arthur Cohn  Brazil

 France  Switzerland

Monsoon Wedding Mira Nair Caroline Baron  India

 France  Germany  Italy  USA

The Piano Teacher Michael Haneke Veit Heiduschka  France

 Austria  Germany

2002
(56th)
Talk to Her Pedro Almodóvar Agustín Almodóvar  Spain
City of God Fernando Meirelles
Kátia Lund
Andrea Barata Ribeiro
Mauricio Andrade Ramos
 Brazil
Devdas Sanjay Leela Bhansali Bharat Shah  India
The Warrior Asif Kapadia Bertrand Faivre  UK

 France  Germany  India

Y Tu Mamá También Alfonso Cuarón Jorge Vergara  Mexico
2003
(57th)
In This World Michael Winterbottom Andrew Eaton
Anita Overland
 UK
The Barbarian Invasions (Les invasions barbares) Denys Arcand Denise Robert Daniel Louis  Canada
Good Bye, Lenin! Wolfgang Becker Stefan Arndt  Germany
Spirited Away Hayao Miyazaki Toshio Suzuki  Japan
To Be and to Have Nicolas Philibert Gilles Sandoz  France
The Triplets of Belleville Sylvain Chomet Didier Brunner  France

 Belgium  Canada

2004
(58th)
The Motorcycle Diaries Walter Salles Michael Nozik
Edgard Tenenbaum
Karen Tenkhoff
 Brazil

 Argentina  Peru  Chile  UK  USA  France  Germany

Bad Education Pedro Almodóvar Agustín Almodóvar  Spain
The Chorus Christophe Barratier Arthur Cohn Nicolas Mauvernay Jacques Perrin  France

 Switzerland  Germany

House of Flying Daggers Zhang Yimou William Kong  China

 Hong Kong

A Very Long Engagement Jean-Pierre Jeunet Francis Boespflug  France
2005
(59th)
The Beat That My Heart Skipped Jacques Audiard Pascal Caucheteux  France
Joyeux Noël Christian Carion Christophe Rossignon  France

 Germany  Belgium  UK  Romania

Kung Fu Hustle Stephen Chow Po Chu Chui Jeffrey Lau  China

 Hong Kong

Le Grand Voyage Ismaël Ferrouhki Humbert Balsan  France

 Morocco

Tsotsi Gavin Hood Peter Fudakowski  South Africa

 UK

2006
(60th)
Pan's Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno) Guillermo del Toro Alfonso Cuarón
Bertha Navarro
Frida Torresblanco
 Mexico

 Spain

Apocalypto Mel Gibson Bruce Davey  USA
Black Book Paul Verhoeven Teun Hilte, San Fu Maltha
Jens Meurer
 Netherlands

 Belgium  UK  Germany

Rang De Basanti Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Ronnie Screwvala  India
Volver Pedro Almodóvar Agustín Almodóvar  Spain
2007
(61st)
The Lives of Others Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Quirin Berg, Max Wiedemann  Germany
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Julian Schnabel Kathleen Kennedy, Jon Kilik  France

 USA

The Kite Runner Marc Forster William Horberg, Walter Parkes, Rebecca Yeldham, E. Bennett Walsh, Laurie Macdonald  USA
La Vie en Rose Olivier Dahan Alain Goldman  France

 UK  Czech Republic

Lust, Caution Ang Lee Ang Lee
William Kong
James Schamus
 USA

 China  Taiwan

2008
(62nd)
I've Loved You So Long Philippe Claudel Sylvestre Guarino, Yves Marmion  France
The Baader Meinhof Complex Uli Edel Bernd Eichinger  Germany
Gomorrah Matteo Garrone Domenico Procacci  Italy
Persepolis Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud Xavier Rigault, Marc-Antoine Robert  France

 Iran

Waltz with Bashir Ari Folman Ari Folman, Serge Lalou, Gerhard Meixner, Yael Nahlieli, Roman Paul  Israel

 Germany  France

2009
(63rd)
A Prophet Jacques Audiard Pascal Caucheteux, Marco Cherqui, Alix Raynaud, Jacques Audiard  France

 Italy

Broken Embraces Pedro Almodóvar Agustín Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
 Spain
Coco Before Chanel Anne Fontaine Carole Scotta, Caroline Benjo, Philippe Carcassonne, Anne Fontaine  France
Let the Right One In Tomas Alfredson Carl Molinder, John Nordling, Tomas Alfredson  Sweden
The White Ribbon Michael Haneke Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, Margaret Menegoz, Michael Haneke  Germany

2010sEdit

Film Director(s) Producer(s) Country
2010
(64th)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Niels Arden Oplev Niels Arden Oplev, Søren Stærmose  Sweden
I Am Love Luca Guadagnino Luca Guadagnino
Tilda Swinton
 Italy
Biutiful Alejandro González Iñárritu Alejandro González Iñárritu, Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro, Fernando Bovaira, Sandra Hermida, Jon Kilik, Ann Ruark  Mexico
Of Gods and Men Xavier Beauvois Xavier Beauvois, Pascal Caucheteux, Etienne Comar  France
The Secret in Their Eyes Juan José Campanella Juan José Campanella, Gerardo Herrero, Mariela Besuievski, Vanessa Ragone, Axel Kuschevatzky  Argentina

 Spain

2011
(65th)
The Skin I Live In
(La piel que habito)
Pedro Almodóvar Agustín Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar  Spain
Incendies Denis Villeneuve Luc Déry, Kim McCraw, Denis Villeneuve  Canada
Pina Wim Wenders Gian-Piero Ringel, Wim Wenders  Germany
Potiche François Ozon Eric Altmeyer, Nicolas Altmeyer, François Ozon  France
A Separation
(Jodaeiye Nader az Simin)
Asghar Farhadi Asghar Farhadi  Iran
2012
(66th)
Amour Michael Haneke Michael Haneke, Margaret Ménégoz  Austria
Headhunters Morten Tyldum Morten Tyldum, Marianne Gray, Asle Vatn  Norway
The Hunt Thomas Vinterberg Thomas Vinterberg, Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Morten Kaufmann  Denmark
Rust and Bone Jacques Audiard Jacques Audiard, Pascal Caucheteux  Belgium

 France

Untouchable Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache, Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Yann Zenou, Laurent Zeitoun  France
2013
(67th)
The Great Beauty Paolo Sorrentino Paolo Sorrentino, Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima  Italy

 France

The Act of Killing Joshua Oppenheimer Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen  Norway

 Denmark  UK

Blue Is the Warmest Colour Abdellatif Kechiche Abdellatif Kechiche, Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval  France
Metro Manila Sean Ellis Sean Ellis, Mathilde Charpentier  UK
Wadjda Haifaa Al-Mansour Haifaa Al-Mansour, Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul  Saubi Arabia

 Germany

2014
(68th)
Ida Pawel Pawlikowski Eric Abraham, Piotr Dzieciol, Ewa Puszczynska  Poland
Leviathan Andrey Zvyagintsev Alexander Rodnyansky, Sergey Melkumov  Russia
The Lunchbox Ritesh Batra Arun Rangachari, Anurag Kashyap, Guneet Monga  India
Trash Stephen Daldry Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Kris Thykier  Brazil

 UK

Two Days, One Night Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Denis Freyd  Belgium

 France  Italy

2015
(69th)
Wild Tales Damián Szifron Damián Szifron  Argentina

 Spain

The Assassin Hou Hsiao-hsien Hou Hsiao-hsien  Taiwan

 China  Hong Kong

Force Majeure Ruben Östlund Ruben Östlund  Sweden
Theeb Naji Abu Nowar Naji Abu Nowar  Jordan

 UK

Timbuktu Abderrahmane Sissako Abderrahmane Sissako  France

 Mauritania

2016
(70th)
Son of Saul László Nemes László Nemes, Gábor Sipos  Hungary
Dheepan Jacques Audiard Jacques Audiard, Pascal Caucheteux  France
Julieta Pedro Almodóvar Pedro Almodóvar  Spain
Mustang Deniz Gamze Ergüven Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Charles Gillibert  France

 Turkey  Germany

Toni Erdmann Maren Ade Maren Ade, Janine Jackowski  Germany

 Austria

2017
(71st)
The Handmaiden Park Chan-wook Park Chan-wook, Syd Lim  South Korea
Elle Paul Verhoeven Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt  France
First They Killed My Father Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie, Rithy Panh, Ted Sarandos, Michael Vieira  Cambodia
Loveless Andrey Zvyagintsev Alexander Rodnyansky, Sergey Melkumov, Gleb Fetisov

 Russia

The Salesman Asghar Farhadi Alexandre Mallet-Guy, Asghar Farhadi  Iran

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