List of submissions to the 67th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

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The following 46 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 67th Academy Awards in the category Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film which took place in 1995. The bolded titles were the five nominated films, which came from Belgium, Cuba, Macedonia, Taiwan and the eventual winner, Burnt by the Sun , from Russia. [1]


Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Guatemala, Macedonia and Serbia submitted films to the competition for the first time. Also for the first time, films from both the Czech Republic and Slovakia competed against each other, although neither was nominated. It was also the first time that all five of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia all entered the race separately.

Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski originally had two films in the race when Poland and Switzerland entered two of his Three Colors trilogy. An early favorite, Switzerland's Red was disqualified in a controversial Academy ruling which determined that although Red was co-produced by the Swiss national film board and although it took place in Switzerland and featured a largely Swiss cast, it qualified as a majority French, and not Swiss, production. [2] [3] Miramax Films appealed to the Academy to change its mind, but to no avail. However, it was eligible in other categories and received three nominations: Best Director; Best Cinematography and Best Original Screenplay. Poland's White screened alongside the other films but did not make the final five.


Submitting countryFilm title used in nominationOriginal titleLanguage(s)Director(s)Result
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Autumn: October in Algiers Automne... Octobre à AlgerArabic Malik Lakhdar-Hamina Not nominated
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina A Shadow You Soon Will Be Una Sombra ya pronto serásSpanish Héctor Olivera Not nominated
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria I Promise Ich GelobeGerman Wolfgang Murnberger Not nominated
Flag of Belarus (1918, 1991-1995).svg  Belarus Me Ivan, You Abraham Ya - Ivan, Ty - AbramYiddish, Polish, Russian Yolande Zauberman Not nominated
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Farinelli Farinelli, Il CastratoFrench, Italian Gérard Corbiau Nominated
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1998).svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina The Awkward Age Magarece godineSerbo-Croatian Nenad Dizdarević Not nominated
Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia Rice People Neak sreKhmer Rithy Panh Not nominated
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Mon Amie Max Mon Amie MaxFrench Michel Brault Not nominated
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile Amnesia AmnesiaSpanish Gonzalo Justiniano Not nominated
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia The Strategy of the Snail La Estrategia del caracolSpanish Sergio Cabrera Not nominated
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Vukovar: The Way Home Vukovar se vraca kuciSerbo-Croatian Branko Schmidt Not nominated
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba Strawberry and Chocolate Fresa y ChocolateSpanish Tomás Gutiérrez Alea & Juan Carlos Tabío Nominated
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Lesson Faust FaustCzech Jan Švankmajer Not nominated
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Carl, My Childhood Symphony Min fynske barndom Danish Erik Clausen Not nominated
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Land of Dreams أرض الأحلامArabic Daoud Abdel Sayed Not nominated
Flag of France.svg  France Wild Reeds Les Roseaux SauvagesFrench André Téchiné Not nominated
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany The Promise Das VersprechenGerman Margarethe von Trotta Not nominated
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala The Silence of Neto El Silencio de NetoSpanish Luis Argueta Not nominated
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg  Hong Kong The Day the Sun Turned Cold 天国逆子Mandarin Yim Ho Not nominated
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Woyzeck WoyzeckHungarian János Szász Not nominated
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland Movie Days BíódagarIcelandic Friðrik Þór Friðriksson Not nominated
Flag of India.svg  India Bandit Queen बैन्डिट क्वीनHindi Shekhar Kapur Not nominated
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Through the Olive Trees زیر درختان زیتونPersian Abbas Kiarostami Not nominated
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel Sh'Chur שחורHebrew Shmuel Hasfari Not nominated
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Lamerica LamericaItalian, Albanian Gianni Amelio Not nominated
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan The Raccoon War 平成狸合戦ぽんぽこJapanese Isao Takahata Not nominated
Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea Life and Death of the Hollywood Kid 헐리우드 키드의 생애Korean Chung Ji-young Not nominated
Flag of North Macedonia.svg Macedonia Before the Rain Пред дождотMacedonian, Albanian, English Milcho Manchevski Nominated
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico The Beginning and the End Principio y finSpanish Arturo Ripstein Not nominated
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 06 06Dutch Theo van Gogh Not nominated
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Cross My Heart and Hope to Die Ti kniver i hjertetNorwegian Marius Holst Not nominated
Flag of Peru.svg  Peru Without Compassion Sin compasiónSpanish Francisco José Lombardi Not nominated
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Three Colors: White Trzy kolory. BiałyPolish, French Krzysztof Kieślowski Not nominated
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Three Palm Trees Três PalmeirasPortuguese João Botelho Not nominated
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico Linda Sara Linda SaraSpanish Jacobo Morales Not nominated
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Pepe & Fifi Pepe și FifiRomanian Dan Pița Not nominated
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Burnt by the Sun Утомлённые солнцемRussian Nikita Mikhalkov Won Academy Award
Flag of Serbia (1992-2004).svg  Serbia Vukovar Poste Restante Вуковар, једна причаSerbo-Croatian Boro Drašković Not nominated
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Angel of Mercy Andel milosrdenstvíCzech, Slovak Miloslav Luther Not nominated
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia Morana MoranaSlovene Aleš Verbič Not nominated
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Cradle Song Canción de cunaSpanish José Luis Garci Not nominated
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden The Last Dance Sista DansenSwedish Colin Nutley Not nominated
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Three Colors: Red Trois Couleurs: RougeFrench Krzysztof Kieślowski Disqualified [4]
Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Taiwan Eat Drink Man Woman 飲食男女Mandarin Ang Lee Nominated
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Tarzan of Manisa Manisa TarzanıTurkish Orhan Oğuz Not nominated
Flag of Venezuela (1930-1954).svg  Venezuela Knocks at My Door Golpes a mi puertaSpanish Alejandro Saderman Not nominated


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  2. Corliss, Richard (5 December 1994). "CINEMA: When the Judge Is Guilty". Time. Archived from the original on 6 March 2008. Retrieved 8 May 2010.
  3. "This year's foreign Oscar race reflects a growingly global medium". Hitfix. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  4. disqualified by the Academy for not being a majority-Swiss production; Switzerland declined to send another film