List of submissions to the 30th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

The following 12 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 30th Academy Awards in the category Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The titles highlighted in blue and yellow were the five nominated films, which came from France, India, Italy, Norway and West Germany. Italy won the award for Federico Fellini's Nights of Cabiria, a drama about a heartbroken, young prostitute.[1]

Documentary Torero, which represented Mexico, failed to get an Oscar nomination in the Foreign Language Film category, but was nominated for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar.[1]

Denmark's Annelise Hovmand became the first female director to have a film in the running at the submission stage.


Submitting country Film title used in nomination Language(s) Original title Director(s) Result
  Denmark No Time for Tenderness Danish Ingen tid til kærtegn Annelise Hovmand Not nominated
  France Gates of Paris French Porte des Lilas René Clair Nominated
  West Germany The Devil Strikes at Night German Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam Robert Siodmak Nominated
  Greece The Lagoon of Desire Greek Η λίμνη των πόθων (I limni ton pothon) Giorgos Zervos Not nominated
  India Mother India Hindi भारत माता Mehboob Khan Nominated
  Italy Nights of Cabiria Italian Le Notti di Cabiria Federico Fellini Won Academy Award
  Japan Arakure Japanese あらくれ (Arakure) Mikio Naruse Not nominated
  Mexico Torero! Spanish Torero Carlos Velo Not nominated
  Norway Nine Lives Norwegian Ni Liv Arne Skouen Nominated
  Spain High Street Spanish Calle Mayor Juan Antonio Bardem Not nominated
  Sweden The Seventh Seal Swedish Det Sjunde inseglet Ingmar Bergman Not nominated
  Taiwan Amina Mandarin Chinese 阿美娜 Yuan Congmei Not nominated


  1. ^ a b "The 30th Academy Awards (1958) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-10-25.