List of submissions to the 38th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

The following 15 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 38th 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 Czechoslovakia, Greece, Italy, Japan and Sweden.

Hungary submitted a film to the competition for the first time.

On April 18, 1966, Czechoslovakia became the first Eastern Bloc country to win the Oscar, which it did for the Slovak-language The Shop on Main Street, a dark comedy-drama about the relationship between an elderly Jewish woman and a local village man during the Nazi pogroms in World War II-era Slovakia.[1]


Submitting country Film title used in nomination Language(s) Original title Director(s) Result
  Argentina Pajarito Gómez Spanish Pajarito Gómez Rodolfo Kuhn Not Nominated
  Brazil Sao Paulo Incorporated Portuguese São Paulo, Sociedade Anônima Luis Sérgio Person Not Nominated
  Czechoslovakia The Shop on Main Street Slovak Obchod na korze Ján Kadár & Elmar Klos Won Academy Award
  Denmark Gertrud Danish Gertrud Carl Theodor Dreyer Not Nominated
  Egypt The Impossible Arabic المستحيل Hussein Kamal Not Nominated
  France Pierrot le Fou French Pierrot le fou Jean-Luc Godard Not Nominated
  Greece Blood on the Land Greek Το χώμα βάφτηκε κόκκινο Vasilis Georgiadis Nominated
  Hungary Twenty Hours Hungarian Húsz óra Zoltán Fábri Not Nominated
  India Guide Hindi गाइड Vijay Anand Not Nominated
  Israel The Glass Cage French, Hebrew La cage de verre Philippe Arthuys & Jean-Louis Levi-Alvarès Not Nominated
  Italy Marriage Italian-Style Italian Matrimonio all'italiana Vittorio De Sica Nominated
  Japan Kwaidan Japanese 怪談 Masaki Kobayashi Nominated
  Mexico Always Farther Away Spanish Tarahumara (Cada vez más lejos) Luis Alcoriza Not Nominated
  Spain La Tía Tula Spanish La Tía Tula Miguel Picazo Not Nominated
  Sweden Dear John Swedish Käre John Lars-Magnus Lindgren Nominated


  1. ^ "The 38th Academy Awards (1966) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 6 November 2011.