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 countryFilm title used in nominationLanguage(s)Original titleDirector(s)Result
 AlgeriaThe BallnoneLe BalEttore Scola Nominated
 AustriaTrampsGermanDie Letzte RundePeter Patzak Not Nominated
 CanadaThe Tin FluteFrenchBonheur d'occasionClaude Fournier Not Nominated
 ChinaMy Memories of Old BeijingChinese城南旧事Wu Yigong Not Nominated
 CzechoslovakiaIncomplete EclipseCzechNeúplné zatměníJaromil Jireš Not Nominated
 DenmarkZappaDanishZappaBille August Not Nominated
 Dominican RepublicGuaguasiSpanishGuaguasiJorge Ulla Not Nominated
 FranceEntre NousFrenchCoup de foudreDiane Kurys Nominated
 East GermanyThe Turning PointGermanDer AufenthaltFrank Beyer Not Nominated
 West GermanyA Woman in FlamesGermanDie Flambierte FrauRobert van Ackeren Not Nominated
 HungaryJob's RevoltHungarianJób lázadásaImre Gyöngyössy and Barna Kabay Nominated
 IcelandThe HouseIcelandicHúsiðEgill Eðvarðsson Not Nominated
 IsraelA Married CoupleHebrewזוג נשויYitzhak Yeshurun Not Nominated
 ItalyAnd the Ship Sails OnItalianE la nave vaFederico Fellini Not Nominated
 JapanAntarcticaJapanese南極物語Koreyoshi Kurahara Not Nominated
 MexicoErendiraSpanishEréndiraRuy Guerra Not Nominated
 NetherlandsThe Fourth ManDutchDe vierde manPaul Verhoeven Not Nominated
 PeruMaruja in HellSpanishMaruja en el infiernoFrancisco José Lombardi Not Nominated
 PortugalNo Trace of SinPortugueseSem Sombra de PecadoJosé Fonseca e Costa Not Nominated
 RomaniaReturn from HellRomanianIntoarcerea din iadNicolae Mărgineanu Not Nominated
 SpainCarmenSpanishCarmenCarlos Saura Nominated
 SwedenFanny and AlexanderSwedishFanny och AlexanderIngmar Bergman Won Academy Award
  SwitzerlandIn the White CityFrenchDans la ville blancheAlain Tanner Not Nominated
 TaiwanGrowing UpChinese小畢的故事Chen Kunhou Not Nominated
 Soviet UnionVassaRussianВассаGleb Panfilov Not Nominated
 YugoslaviaGreat TransportSerbo-CroatianVeliki transportVeljko Bulajić Not Nominated


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