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San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Foreign Language Film

The San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Foreign Language Film is one of the annual film awards given by the San Diego Film Critics Society.




Year Winner Country Director(s)
1996 Ridicule France Patrice Leconte
1998 Life Is Beautiful (La vita è bella) Italy Roberto Benigni
1999 Tango (Tango, no me dejes nunca) Argentina/Spain Carlos Saura


Year Winner Country Director(s)
2000 The Colour of Paradise (Rang-e khoda) Iran Majid Majidi
2001 Amélie (Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain) France/Germany Jean-Pierre Jeunet
2002 Talk to Her (Hable con ella) Spain Pedro Almodóvar
2003 The Barbarian Invasions (Les invasions barbares) Canada/France Denys Arcand
Irréversible France Gaspar Noé
2004 The Sea Inside (Mar adentro) Spain/France/Italy Alejandro Amenábar
2005 Innocent Voices (Voces inocentes) Mexico/Puerto Rico/USA Luis Mandoki
2006 Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (Qian li zou dan qi) China/Hong Kong/Japan Zhang Yimou
2007 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le scaphandre et le papillon) France/USA Julian Schnabel
2008 Let the Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in) Sweden Tomas Alfredson
2009 Il Divo Italy Paolo Sorrentino


Year Winner Country Director(s)
2010 I Am Love (Io sono l'amore) Italy Luca Guadagnino
2011 Le Quattro Volte Italy Michelangelo Frammartino
2012 The Kid with a Bike (Le gamin au vélo) Belgium/France/Italy Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
2013 Drug War (Du zhan) China/Hong Kong Johnnie To
2014 Force Majeure (Turist) Sweden Ruben Östlund
2015 Taxi Iran Jafar Panahi
2016 Mountains May Depart China Jia Zhangke
2017 Thelma Norway Joachim Trier
2018 Shoplifters Japan Hirokazu Kore-eda