List of submissions to the 58th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

The following 30 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 58th Academy Awards in the category Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The bolded titles were the five nominated films, which came from France, Hungary, West Germany and Yugoslavia and the eventual winner, The Official Story, from Argentina.[1] It became the first Latin American film to win the award.


Submitting countryFilm title used in nominationLanguage(s)Original titleDirector(s)Result
 ArgentinaThe Official StorySpanishLa Historia oficialLuis PuenzoWon Academy Award
 AustriaMalamboGermanMalamboMilan DorNot Nominated
 BelgiumDustFrenchDustMarion HänselNot Nominated
 CanadaJacques and NovemberFrenchJacques et novembreJean Beaudry and François BouvierNot Nominated
 CzechoslovakiaScalpel, PleaseCzechSkalpel, prosímJirí SvobodaNot Nominated
 DenmarkTwist and ShoutDanishTro, håb og kærlighedBille AugustNot Nominated
 FranceThree Men and a CradleFrenchTrois hommes et un couffinColine SerreauNominated
 West GermanyAngry HarvestGermanBittere ErnteAgnieszka HollandNominated
 HungaryColonel RedlGermanOberst RedlIstván SzabóNominated
 IcelandDeep WinterIcelandicSkammdegiÞráinn BertelssonNot Nominated
 IndiaSaagarHindiसागरRamesh SippyNot Nominated
 IsraelWhen Night FallsHebrewעד סוף הלילהEitan GreenNot Nominated
 ItalyMacaroniItalianMaccheroniEttore ScolaNot Nominated
 JapanGray SunsetJapanese花いちもんめShunya ItoNot Nominated
 South KoreaEoudongKorean어우동Lee Jang-hoNot Nominated
 MexicoFrida Still LifeSpanishFrida, naturaleza vivaPaul LeducNot Nominated
 NetherlandsThe DreamDutch, West FrisianDe DreamPieter VerhoeffNot Nominated
 NorwayWives – Ten Years AfterNorwegianHustruer - ti år etterAnja BreienNot Nominated
 PeruThe City and the DogsSpanishLa ciudad y los perrosFrancisco José LombardiNot Nominated
 PhilippinesThis Is My CountryTagalogBayan ko: Kapit sa patalimLino BrockaNot Nominated
 PolandYesterdayPolishYesterdayRadosław PiwowarskiNot Nominated
 PortugalAnaPortugueseAnaMargarida Cordeiro and António ReisNot Nominated
 RomaniaCiuleandraRomanianCiuleandraSergiu NicolaescuNot Nominated
 SpainThe Witching HourSpanishLa hora brujaJaime de ArmiñánNot Nominated
 SwedenRonia the Robber's DaughterSwedishRonja RövardotterTage DanielssonNot Nominated
  SwitzerlandAlpine FireSwiss GermanHöhenfeuerFredi M. MurerNot Nominated
 TaiwanKuei-Mei, a WomanChinese我這樣過了一生Chang YiNot Nominated
 Soviet UnionCome and SeeRussian, BelarusianИди и смотриElem KlimovNot Nominated
 VenezuelaOrianaSpanishOrianaFina TorresNot Nominated
 YugoslaviaWhen Father Was Away on BusinessSerbo-CroatianOtac na sluzbenom putuEmir KusturicaNominated


  1. "The 58th Academy Awards (1986) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 10 November 2013.
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