List of submissions to the 39th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

This is a list of submissions to the 39th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. The Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film was created in 1956 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to honour non-English-speaking films produced outside the United States.[1] The award is handed out annually, and is accepted by the winning film's director, although it is considered an award for the submitting country as a whole.[2] Countries are invited by the Academy to submit their best films for competition according to strict rules, with only one film being accepted from each country.[2]

For the 39th Academy Awards, nineteen films were submitted in the category Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Romania submitted a film to the competition for the first time. The titles highlighted were the five nominated films, which came from Czechoslovakia, France, Italy, Poland and Yugoslavia. The eventual winner was romantic drama A Man and a Woman, which represented France. The film also won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.[3]

SubmissionsEdit

Submitting country Film title used in nomination Original title Language(s) Director(s) Result
  Czechoslovakia Loves of a Blonde Lásky jedné plavovlásky Czech Miloš Forman Nominated
  Denmark Hunger Sult Swedish, Norwegian, Danish Henning Carlsen Not nominated
  Egypt Cairo 30 القاهرة 30 (Al-Qāhira 30) Arabic Salah Abu Seif Not nominated
  France A Man and a Woman Un homme et une femme French Claude Lelouch Won Academy Award
  West Germany Young Törless Der junge Törless German Volker Schlöndorff Not nominated
  Greece Queen of Clubs Ντάμα σπαθί (Dama spathi) Greek Giorgos Skalenakis Not nominated
  Hong Kong Come Drink with Me 大醉俠 (Dà Zuì Xiá) Mandarin, Cantonese King Hu Not nominated
  Hungary The Round-Up Szegénylegények Hungarian Miklós Jancsó Not nominated
  India Amrapali Amrapali (आम्रपाली) Hindi Lekh Tandon Not nominated
  Israel The Flying Matchmaker שני קוני למל (Sh'nei Quni Lem'l) Hebrew Israel Becker Not nominated
  Italy The Battle of Algiers La Battaglia di Algeri French, Arabic Gillo Pontecorvo Nominated
  Japan Koto 湖の琴 (Umi no Koto) Japanese Tomotaka Tasaka Not nominated
  South Korea Rice 쌀 (Ssal) Korean Shin Sang-ok Not nominated
  Mexico Black Wind Viento negro Spanish Servando González Not nominated
  Poland Pharaoh Faraon Polish Jerzy Kawalerowicz Nominated
  Romania The Uprising Răscoala Romanian Mircea Mureșan Not nominated
  Sweden Persona Persona Swedish Ingmar Bergman Not nominated
  Taiwan The Silent Wife 哑女情深 (Yǎ Nǚ Qíng Shēn) Mandarin Hsing Lee Not nominated
  Yugoslavia Three Tri Serbo-Croatian Aleksandar Petrović Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History of the Academy Awards 2 - Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences". web.archive.org. 22 June 2008. Retrieved 9 October 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Rule 14 | 81st Academy Awards Rules | Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences". web.archive.org. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 9 October 2022.
  3. ^ "The 39th Academy Awards (1967) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 9 September 2011.

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