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Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film is an award given annually by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. It was first introduced in 1975 to reward an outstanding film not in the English language.

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Lee Chang-dong 2010.jpg
Current recipient: Lee Chang-dong (shared with Hirokazu Kore-eda)
CountryUnited States
Presented byLos Angeles Film Critics Association
First awardedClaude Lelouch
And Now My Love (1975)
Currently held byLee Chang-dong
Burning and Hirokazu Kore-eda
Shoplifters (2018)



Year English title Original title Country Director
Best Foreign Film
1975 And Now My Love Toute une vie France/Italy Claude Lelouch
1976 Face to Face Ansikte mot ansikte Sweden Ingmar Bergman
1977 That Obscure Object of Desire Cet obscur objet du désir France/Spain Luis Buñuel
1978 Madame Rosa La vie devant soi France Moshé Mizrahi
1979 Soldier of Orange Soldaat van Oranje Netherlands Paul Verhoeven


Year English title Original title Country Director
1981 The Tin Drum Die Blechtrommel West Germany Volker Schlöndorff
1982 Pixote Pixote: A lei do mais fraco Brazil Hector Babenco
1983 Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior Australia George Miller
1984 Fanny and Alexander Fanny och Alexander Sweden Ingmar Bergman
1984 The Fourth Man De vierde man Netherlands Paul Verhoeven
1985 Ran Japan/France Akira Kurosawa
The Official Story La historia oficial Argentina Luis Puenzo
1986 Vagabond Sans toit ni loi France/UK Agnès Varda
1987 Goodbye, Children Au revoir, les enfants France/West Germany Louis Malle
1988 Wings of Desire Der Himmel über Berlin France/West Germany Wim Wenders
1989 Distant Voices, Still Lives UK Terence Davies
Story of Women Une affaire de femmes France Claude Chabrol


Year English title Original title Country Director
1990 Life and Nothing But La vie et rien d'autre France Bertrand Tavernier
1991 The Beautiful Troublemaker La belle noiseuse France/Switzerland Jacques Rivette
1992 The Crying Game UK/Japan Neil Jordan
1993 Farewell My Concubine Ba wang bie ji China/Hong Kong Chen Kaige
1994 Three Colours: Red Trois couleurs: Rouge France/Poland Krzysztof Kieślowski
Best Foreign Language Film
1995 Wild Reeds Les roseaux sauvages France André Téchiné
1996 A Judgement in Stone La cérémonie France Claude Chabrol
1997 The Promise La promesse Belgium Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
1998 The Celebration Festen Denmark Thomas Vinterberg
1999 All About My Mother Todo sobre mi madre Spain Pedro Almodóvar


Year English title Original title Country Director
2000 Yi Yi Yī Yī Japan/Taiwan Edward Yang
2001 No Man's Land Bosnia-Herzegovina Danis Tanovic
2002 And Your Mother Too Y Tu Mamá También Mexico Alfonso Cuarón
2003 The Man on the Train L'homme du train France Patrice Leconte
2004 House of Flying Daggers Shi mian mai fu China / Hong Kong Zhang Yimou
2005 Hidden Caché Austria / France Michael Haneke
2006 The Lives of Others Das Leben der Anderen Germany Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
2007 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days 4 luni, 3 săptămâni şi 2 zile Romania Cristian Mungiu
2008 Still Life Sanxia haoren China / Hong Kong Jia Zhangke
2009 Summer Hours L'Heure d'été France Olivier Assayas


Year English title Original title Country Director
2010 Carlos France/Germany Olivier Assayas
2011 City of Life and Death Nanjing! Nanjing! China Lu Chuan
2012 Holy Motors France Leos Carax
2013 Blue Is the Warmest Colour France Abdellatif Kechiche
2014 Ida Poland Paweł Pawlikowski
2015 Son of Saul Saul fia Hungary László Nemes
2016 The Handmaiden Agassi South Korea Park Chan-wook
2017 BPM (Beats per Minute) France Robin Campillo
Loveless Нелюбовь Russia Andrey Zvyagintsev
2018 Burning Beoning South Korea Lee Chang-dong
Shoplifters 万引き家族 / Manbiki Kazoku Japan Hirokazu Kore-eda