The following 12 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 33rd Academy Awards in the category Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The titles highlighted in blue and yellow were the five nominated films, which came from France, Italy, Mexico, Sweden and Yugoslavia. The eventual winner was Ingmar Bergman's revenge drama The Virgin Spring, which represented Sweden.[1]

Brazil submitted a film to the competition for the first time.


Submitting country Film title used in nomination Language(s) Original title Director(s) Result
 Brazil Death Commands Brigandage Portuguese A Morte Comanda o Cangaço Carlos Coimbra & Walter Guimarães Motta Not nominated
 Egypt Teenagers Arabic El morahekate Ahmed Diaeddin Not nominated
 France La Vérité French La Vérité Henri-Georges Clouzot Nominated
 West Germany Faust German Faust Peter Gorski Not nominated
 Hong Kong The Enchanting Shadow Mandarin 倩女幽魂 Li Han-hsiang Not nominated
 India The Great Moghul Hindi, Urdu मुग़ल-ए आज़म (مغلِ اعظم) K. Asif Not nominated
 Italy Kapò Italian Kapò Gillo Pontecorvo Nominated
 Japan Late Autumn Japanese 秋日和 Yasujirō Ozu Not nominated
 Mexico Macario Spanish Macario Roberto Gavaldón Nominated
 Spain At Five O'Clock in the Afternoon Spanish A las cinco de la tarde Juan Antonio Bardem Not nominated
 Sweden The Virgin Spring Swedish Jungfrukällan Ingmar Bergman Won Academy Award
 Yugoslavia The Ninth Circle Serbo-Croatian Deveti krug France Štiglic Nominated


  1. ^ "The 33rd Academy Awards (1961) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-10-29.