The following 14 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 36th 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 Greece, Italy, Japan, Poland and Spain.

Italy won the award for Federico Fellini's film .[1]

Poland and the USSR submitted films to the competition for the first time. Pakistan didn't submit a film again until 2013 with Zinda Bhaag being submitted.


Submitting country Film title used in nomination Language(s) Original title Director(s) Result
 France Le Feu Follet French Le Feu Follet Louis Malle Not nominated
 Greece The Red Lanterns Greek Τα κόκκινα φανάρια Vasilis Georgiadis Nominated
 Hong Kong The Love Eterne Mandarin 梁山伯与祝英台 Li Han-hsiang Not nominated
 India Metropolis Bengali মহানগর Satyajit Ray Not nominated
 Italy Italian 81/2 Federico Fellini Won Academy Award
 Japan Twin Sisters of Kyoto Japanese 古都 Noboru Nakamura Nominated
 Mexico The Paper Man Spanish El hombre de papel Ismael Rodríguez Not nominated
 Netherlands Like Two Drops of Water Dutch Als twee druppels water Fons Rademakers Not nominated
 Pakistan The Veil Urdu Ghunghat Khurshid Anwar Not nominated
 Poland Knife in the Water Polish Nóz w wodzie Roman Polanski Nominated
 Soviet Union My Name Is Ivan Russian Иваново детство Andrei Tarkovsky Not nominated
 Spain Los Tarantos Spanish Los Tarantos Francisco Rovira Beleta Nominated
 Sweden The Silence Swedish Tystnaden Ingmar Bergman Not nominated
 Yugoslavia Kozara Serbo-Croatian Козара Veljko Bulajić Not nominated


  1. ^ "The 36th Academy Awards (1964) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-11-03.