List of submissions to the 52nd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

The following 23 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 52nd Academy Awards in the category Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The highlighted titles were the five nominated films, which came from France, Italy, Poland, Spain. West Germany won the award with the film The Tin Drum.[1]

The People's Republic of China submitted a film for the first time.


Submitting country Film title used in nomination Language(s) Original title Director(s) Result
  Argentina The Island Spanish La Isla Alejandro Doria Not Nominated
  Austria Tales from the Vienna Woods German Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald Maximilian Schell Not Nominated
  Belgium Woman in a Twilight Garden Dutch Een vrouw tussen hond en wolf André Delvaux Not Nominated
  Bulgaria The Barrier Bulgarian Бариерата Christo Christov Not Nominated
  Canada A Scream from Silence French Mourir à tue-tête Anne Claire Poirier Not Nominated
  China Effendi Chinese 阿凡提 Lang Xiao Not Nominated
  Czechoslovakia Those Wonderful Men With A Crank Czech Báječní muži s klikou Jiří Menzel Not Nominated
  Denmark Johnny Larsen Danish Johnny Larsen Morten Arnfred Not Nominated
  Egypt Alexandria... Why? Arabic إسكندرية... ليه؟ Youssef Chahine Not Nominated
  France A Simple Story French Une histoire simple Claude Sautet Nominated
  West Germany The Tin Drum German Die Blechtrommel Volker Schlöndorff Won Academy Award
  Hong Kong Raining in the Mountain Chinese 空山灵雨 King Hu Not Nominated
  Hungary Angi Vera Hungarian Angi Vera Pál Gábor Not Nominated
  Israel Moments Hebrew, French רגעים Michal Bat-Adam Not Nominated
  Italy To Forget Venice Italian Dimenticare Venezia Franco Brusati Nominated
  Japan Gassan Japanese 月山 Tetsutaro Murano Not Nominated
  Netherlands A Woman Like Eve Dutch Een Vrouw als Eva Nouchka van Brakel Not Nominated
  Poland The Maids of Wilko Polish Panny z Wilka Andrzej Wajda Nominated
  Spain Mama Turns A Hundred Spanish Mamá cumple cien años Carlos Saura Nominated
  Sweden A Respectable Life Swedish Ett Anständigt liv Stefan Jarl Not Nominated
   Switzerland Les petites fugues French Les petites fugues Yves Yersin Not Nominated
  Soviet Union Autumn Marathon Russian Осенний марафон Georgiy Daneliya Not Nominated
  Yugoslavia The Man to Destroy Serbo-Croatian Čovjek koga treba ubiti Veljko Bulajić Not Nominated


  1. ^ "The 52nd Academy Awards (1980) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 7 June 2013.