List of submissions to the 56th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

The following 26 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 56th Academy Awards in the category Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The bolded titles were the five nominated films, which came from Algeria, France, Hungary, Spain and the eventual winner, Fanny and Alexander, from Sweden.[1]

The Dominican Republic submitted a film for the first time.


Submitting country Film title used in nomination Language(s) Original title Director(s) Result
  Algeria The Ball none Le Bal Ettore Scola Nominated
  Austria Tramps German Die Letzte Runde Peter Patzak Not Nominated
  Canada The Tin Flute French Bonheur d'occasion Claude Fournier Not Nominated
  China My Memories of Old Beijing Chinese 城南旧事 Wu Yigong Not Nominated
  Czechoslovakia Incomplete Eclipse Czech Neúplné zatmění Jaromil Jireš Not Nominated
  Denmark Zappa Danish Zappa Bille August Not Nominated
  Dominican Republic Guaguasi Spanish Guaguasi Jorge Ulla Not Nominated
  France Entre Nous French Coup de foudre Diane Kurys Nominated
  East Germany The Turning Point German Der Aufenthalt Frank Beyer Not Nominated
  West Germany A Woman in Flames German Die Flambierte Frau Robert van Ackeren Not Nominated
  Hungary Job's Revolt Hungarian Jób lázadása Imre Gyöngyössy and Barna Kabay Nominated
  Iceland The House Icelandic Húsið Egill Eðvarðsson Not Nominated
  Israel A Married Couple Hebrew זוג נשוי Yitzhak Yeshurun Not Nominated
  Italy And the Ship Sails On Italian E la nave va Federico Fellini Not Nominated
  Japan Antarctica Japanese 南極物語 Koreyoshi Kurahara Not Nominated
  Mexico Erendira Spanish Eréndira Ruy Guerra Not Nominated
  Netherlands The Fourth Man Dutch De vierde man Paul Verhoeven Not Nominated
  Peru Maruja in Hell Spanish Maruja en el infierno Francisco José Lombardi Not Nominated
  Portugal No Trace of Sin Portuguese Sem Sombra de Pecado José Fonseca e Costa Not Nominated
  Romania Return from Hell Romanian Intoarcerea din iad Nicolae Mărgineanu Not Nominated
  Spain Carmen Spanish Carmen Carlos Saura Nominated
  Sweden Fanny and Alexander Swedish Fanny och Alexander Ingmar Bergman Won Academy Award
   Switzerland In the White City French Dans la ville blanche Alain Tanner Not Nominated
  Taiwan Growing Up Chinese 小畢的故事 Chen Kunhou Not Nominated
  Soviet Union Vassa Russian Васса Gleb Panfilov Not Nominated
  Yugoslavia Great Transport Serbo-Croatian Veliki transport Veljko Bulajić Not Nominated


  1. ^ "The 56th Academy Awards (1984) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 27 October 2013.