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

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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 country Film title used in nomination Language(s) Original title Director(s) Result
 Denmark Dollars from the Sky Danish Guld og grønne skove Gabriel Axel Not Nominated
 Egypt Cairo Station Arabic باب الحديد (Bab el hadid) Youssef Chahine Not Nominated
 France My Uncle French Mon Oncle Jacques Tati Won Academy Award
 West Germany Arms and the Man German Helden Franz Peter Wirth Nominated
 India Madhumati Hindi मधुमती Bimal Roy Not Nominated
 Italy Big Deal on Madonna Street Italian I soliti ignoti Mario Monicelli Nominated
 Japan Ballad of Narayama Japanese 楢山節考 (Narayama Bushikō) Keisuke Kinoshita Not Nominated
 Spain La Venganza Spanish La Venganza Juan Antonio Bardem Nominated
 Sweden The Magician Swedish Ansiktet Ingmar Bergman Not Nominated
 Yugoslavia The Road a Year Long Italian La 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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