List of submissions to the 31st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

The following 10 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 31st 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, Spain, West Germany and Yugoslavia. France won its first-ever contested Foreign Language Oscar for My Uncle (Mon Oncle), a comedy with little dialogue.[1]

Egypt and Yugoslavia submitted films to the competition for the first time.


Submitting countryFilm title used in nominationLanguage(s)Original titleDirector(s)Result
 DenmarkDollars from the SkyDanishGuld og grønne skoveGabriel Axel Not Nominated
 EgyptCairo StationArabicباب الحديد (Bab el hadid)Youssef Chahine Not Nominated
 FranceMy UncleFrenchMon OncleJacques Tati Won Academy Award
 West GermanyArms and the ManGermanHeldenFranz Peter Wirth Nominated
 IndiaMadhumatiHindiमधुमतीBimal Roy Not Nominated
 ItalyBig Deal on Madonna StreetItalianI soliti ignotiMario Monicelli Nominated
 JapanBallad of NarayamaJapanese楢山節考 (Narayama Bushikō)Keisuke Kinoshita Not Nominated
 SpainLa VenganzaSpanishLa VenganzaJuan Antonio Bardem Nominated
 SwedenThe MagicianSwedishAnsiktetIngmar Bergman Not Nominated
 YugoslaviaThe Road a Year LongItalianLa strada lunga un anno (Cesta duga godinu dana)Giuseppe De Santis Nominated


  1. "The 31st Academy Awards (1959) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-10-27.


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