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David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film

The David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Film is a category in the David di Donatello Awards, described as "Italy’s answer to the Oscars,"[1] specifically for films not competing for European honours.


Albo d'oroEdit


1958 The Prince and the Showgirl, directed by Laurence Olivier
1959 Gigi, directed by Vincente Minnelli
1962 Judgment at Nuremberg, directed by Stanley Kramer
1963 The Longest Day, produced by Darryl F. Zanuck
1964 Lawrence of Arabia, produced by Sam Spiegel


1972 The French Connection, directed by William Friedkin
1973 The Godfather, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, produced by Albert S. Ruddy
1974 Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Norman Jewison
1975 The Towering Inferno, directed by Irwin Allen
1976 Nashville, directed by Robert Altman
1977 Marathon Man, directed by John Schlesinger
1978 Close Encounters of the Third Kind, directed by Steven Spielberg
1979 The Wishing Tree (Natvris khe), directed by Tengiz Abuladze


1980 Kramer vs. Kramer, directed by Robert Benton
1982 Mephisto, directed by István Szabó
1983 Gandhi, directed by Richard Attenborough
1984 Fanny and Alexander, directed by Ingmar Bergman
1985 Amadeus, directed by Miloš Forman
1986 Out of Africa, directed by Sydney Pollack
1987 A Room with a View (A Room with a View), directed by James Ivory
1988 Au revoir les enfants, directed by Louis Malle
1989 Rain Man, directed by Barry Levinson


1990 Dead Poets Society, directed by Peter Weir
1991 Cyrano de Bergerac (1990 film), directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau (ex aequo)
Hamlet', directed by Franco Zeffirelli (ex aequo)
1992 Raise the Red Lantern, directed by Zhang Yimou
1993 Un coeur en hiver, directed by Claude Sautet
1994 In the Name of the Father, directed by Jim Sheridan
1995 Pulp Fiction, directed by Quentin Tarantino
1996 Nelly et Monsieur Arnaud, directed by Claude Sautet
1997 Ridicule, directed by Patrice Leconte
1998 The Full Monty, directed by Peter Cattaneo
Amistad, directed by Steven Spielberg
Vor, directed by Pavel Chukhray
1999 Train de vie, directed by Radu Mihaileanu
Shakespeare in Love, directed by John Madden
Central do Brasil, directed by Walter Salles




  1. ^ Ariston Anderson, "'Spotlight,' 'Inside Out' Among Nominees for Italian Oscars," The Hollywood Reporter, 22 March 2016, URL accessed 24 July 2016.