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List of submissions to the 68th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

The following 41 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 68th Academy Awards in the category Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.[1] The bolded titles were the five nominated films, which came from Algeria, Brazil, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden. The eventual winner was feminist comedy Antonia's Line from the Netherlands.[2]

Bolivia and Tunisia submitted films for the first time. The Philippines returned to the competition after a nine-year absence. Iran unsuccessfully tried to withdraw the film from contention but the Academy refused to accept the withdrawal.[3]


Submitting country Film title used in nomination Original title Language(s) Director(s) Result
  Algeria Dust of Life Poussières de vie Vietnamese, French Rachid Bouchareb Nominated
  Argentina Wild Horses Caballos salvajes Spanish Marcelo Piñeyro Not Nominated
  Austria Ant Street Die Ameisenstraße German Michael Glawogger Not Nominated
  Belgium Mannekin Pis Mannekin Pis Dutch Frank Van Passel Not Nominated
  Bolivia Jonah and the Pink Whale Jonás y la ballena rosada Spanish Juan Carlos Valdivia Not Nominated
  Brazil O Quatrilho O Quatrilho Italian Fábio Barreto Nominated
  Canada Le Confessionnal Le Confessional French Robert Lepage Not Nominated
  China Red Cherry 红樱桃 Mandarin Chinese, Russian, German Daying Ye Not Nominated
  Croatia Washed Out Isprani Croatian Zrinko Ogresta Not Nominated
  Czech Republic Thanks for Every New Morning Díky za kazdé nové ráno Czech, Ukrainian Milan Šteindler Not Nominated
  Dominican Republic Nueba Yol Nueba Yol Spanish Ángel Muñiz Not Nominated
  Finland The Last Wedding Kivenpyörittäjän kylä Finnish Markku Pölönen Not Nominated
  France French Twist Gazon Maudit French Josiane Balasko Not Nominated
  Germany Brother of Sleep Schlafes Bruder German Joseph Vilsmaier Not Nominated
  Greece Ulysses' Gaze Το Βλέμμα του Οδυσσέα Greek, English Theo Angelopoulos Not Nominated
  Hong Kong Summer Snow 女人,四十 Cantonese Ann Hui Not Nominated
  Hungary The Outpost A részleg Hungarian Péter Gothár Not Nominated
  Iceland Tears of Stone Tár úr steini Icelandic, German Hilmar Oddsson Not Nominated
  India Kuruthipunal குருதிபுனல் Tamil P. C. Sreeram Not Nominated
  Iran The White Balloon بادکنک سفید- Persian Jafar Panahi Not Nominated
  Israel Lovesick on Nana Street חולה אהבה בשיכון גימל Hebrew Savi Gabizon Not Nominated
  Italy The Star Maker L'Uomo delle stelle Italian Giuseppe Tornatore Nominated
  Japan Deep River 深い川 Japanese Kei Kumai Not Nominated
  Mexico Midaq Alley El Callejón de los milagros Spanish Jorge Fons Not Nominated
  Netherlands Antonia's Line Antonia Dutch Marleen Gorris Won Academy Award
  Norway Kristin Lavransdatter Kristin Lavransdatter Norwegian Liv Ullmann Not Nominated
  Philippines Harvest Home Inagaw mo ang lahat sa akin Filipino Carlos Siguion-Reyna Not Nominated
  Poland Crows Wrony Polish Dorota Kędzierzawska Not Nominated
  Portugal God's Comedy A Comédia de Deus Portuguese João César Monteiro Not Nominated
  Russia A Moslem Мусульманин Russian Vladimir Khotinenko Not Nominated
  Serbia Underground Подземље Serbian, German Emir Kusturica Not Nominated
  Slovakia The Garden Záhrada Slovak Martin Šulík Not Nominated
  South Korea 301, 302 301 302 Korean Park Chul-soo Not Nominated
  Spain The Flower of My Secret La Flor de mi secreto Spanish Pedro Almodóvar Not Nominated
  Sweden All Things Fair Lust och fägring stor Swedish Bo Widerberg Nominated
   Switzerland Adultery: A User's Guide Adultère, mode d'emploi French Christine Pascal Not Nominated
  Taiwan Super Citizen Ko 超級大國民 Taiwanese Wan Jen Not Nominated
  Thailand Once Upon a Time...This Morning กาลครั้งหนึ่ง เมื่อเช้านี้ Thai Bhandit Rittakol Not Nominated
  Tunisia Le magique Le magique French, Arabic Azdine Melliti Not Nominated
  United Kingdom Branwen Branwen Welsh Ceri Sherlock Not Nominated
  Venezuela Sicario Sicario Spanish José Ramón Novoa Not Nominated


  1. ^ "41 to Compete for Foreign Language Oscar Nominations". Archived from the original on 7 April 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2015.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. ^ "The 68th Academy Awards (1996) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Iran Requests Academy Not to Consider Its Film Entry". Highbeam. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2015.