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 country Film title used in nomination Language(s) Original title Director(s) Result
 Argentina The Official Story Spanish La Historia oficial Luis Puenzo Won Academy Award
 Austria Malambo German Malambo Milan Dor Not nominated
 Belgium Dust French Dust Marion Hänsel Not nominated
 Canada Jacques and November French Jacques et novembre Jean Beaudry and François Bouvier Not nominated
 Czechoslovakia Scalpel, Please Czech Skalpel, prosím Jirí Svoboda Not nominated
 Denmark Twist and Shout Danish Tro, håb og kærlighed Bille August Not nominated
 France Three Men and a Cradle French Trois hommes et un couffin Coline Serreau Nominated
 West Germany Angry Harvest German Bittere Ernte Agnieszka Holland Nominated
 Hungary Colonel Redl German Oberst Redl István Szabó Nominated
 Iceland Deep Winter Icelandic Skammdegi Þráinn Bertelsson Not nominated
 India Saagar Hindi सागर Ramesh Sippy Not nominated
 Israel When Night Falls Hebrew עד סוף הלילה Eitan Green Not nominated
 Italy Macaroni Italian Maccheroni Ettore Scola Not nominated
 Japan Gray Sunset Japanese 花いちもんめ Shunya Ito Not nominated
 South Korea Eoudong Korean 어우동 Lee Jang-ho Not nominated
 Mexico Frida Still Life Spanish Frida, naturaleza viva Paul Leduc Not nominated
 Netherlands The Dream Dutch, West Frisian De Dream Pieter Verhoeff Not nominated
 Norway Wives – Ten Years After Norwegian Hustruer - ti år etter Anja Breien Not nominated
 Peru The City and the Dogs Spanish La ciudad y los perros Francisco José Lombardi Not nominated
 Philippines This Is My Country Tagalog Bayan ko: Kapit sa patalim Lino Brocka Not nominated
 Poland Yesterday Polish Yesterday Radosław Piwowarski Not nominated
 Portugal Ana Portuguese Ana Margarida Cordeiro and António Reis Not nominated
 Romania Ciuleandra Romanian Ciuleandra Sergiu Nicolaescu Not nominated
 Soviet Union Come and See Russian, Belarusian Иди и смотри Elem Klimov Not nominated
 Spain The Witching Hour Spanish La hora bruja Jaime de Armiñán Not nominated
 Sweden Ronia the Robber's Daughter Swedish Ronja Rövardotter Tage Danielsson Not nominated
  Switzerland Alpine Fire Swiss German Höhenfeuer Fredi M. Murer Not nominated
 Taiwan Kuei-Mei, a Woman Chinese 我這樣過了一生 Chang Yi Not nominated
 Venezuela Oriana Spanish Oriana Fina Torres Not nominated
 Yugoslavia When Father Was Away on Business Serbo-Croatian Otac na sluzbenom putu Emir Kusturica Nominated


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