Oscar: Best Foreign Films–New York Film Critics Circle

Winners of Best Foreign Films by the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC), 1937-present


Year English title Original title Country Director(s)

1937 Mayerling, France, Anatole Litvak

1938 Grand Illusion, La Grande Illusion, France Jean Renoir

1939 Harvest Regain, France Marcel Pagnol


Year English title Original title Country Director(s)

1940 The Baker’s Wife, La femme du boulanger, France Marcel Pagnol

1946 Rome, Open City Roma, città aperta Italy Roberto Rossellini

1947 To Live in Peace Vivere in pace Italy Luigi Zampa

1948 Paisan Paisà Italy Roberto Rossellini

1949 Bicycle Thieves Ladri di biciclette Italy Vittorio De Sica

Year English title Original title Country Director(s)

1950 L’Amore Italy Roberto Rossellini

1951 Miracle in Milan Miracolo a Milano Italy Vittorio De Sica

1952 Forbidden Games Jeux interdits France René Clément

1953 Justice Is Done Justice est faite France André Cayatte

1954 Gate of Hell Jigokumon Japan Teinosuke Kinugasa

1955 Umberto D. Italy Vittorio De Sica

1956 The Road La Strada Italy Federico Fellini

1957 Gervaise France René Clément

1958 My Uncle Mon Oncle France Jacques Tati

1959 The 400 Blows Les Quatre Cents Coups France, François Truffaut


Year English title Original title Country Director(s)

1960 Hiroshima My Love Hiroshima mon amour France Alain Resnais

1961 The Sweet Life La Dolce Vita Italy, Federico Fellini

1963 8½ Otto e mezzo Italy, Federico Fellini

1964 That Man from Rio L’homme de Rio, France Philippe de Broca

1965 Juliet of the Spirits Giulietta degli spiriti Italy, Federico Fellini

1966 The Shop on Main Street, Czechoslovakia Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos

1967 The War Is Over La guerre est finie France, Alain Resnais

1968 War and Peace Voyna i mir Soviet Union, Sergei Bondarchuk


1978 Bread and Chocolate Pane e cioccolata Italy, Franco Brusati

1979 The Tree with the Wooden Clogs, France/Italy Ermanno Olmi


Year English title Original title Country Director(s)

1980 My American Uncle Mon oncle d’Amérique France, Alain Resnais

1981 Pixote Pixote: A lei do mais fraco Brazil Hector Babenco

1982 Time Stands Still Megáll az idö Hungary Péter Gothár

1983 Fanny and Alexander Fanny och Alexander Sweden Ingmar Bergman

1984 A Sunday in the Country Un dimanche à la campagne France, Bertrand Tavernier

1985 Ran Japan/France, Akira Kurosawa

1986 The Decline of the American Empire, Canada, Denys Arcand

1987 My Life as a Dog Mitt liv som hund Sweden, Lasse Hallström

1988 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Spain, Pedro Almodóvar

1989 Story of Women Une affaire de femmes France, Claude Chabrol


Year English title Original title Country Director(s)

1990 The Nasty Girl Das Schreckliche Mädchen Germany, Michael Verhoeven

1991 Europa Europa Hitlerjunge Salomon Germany, Agnieszka Holland

1992 Raise the Red Lantern, China/Hong Kong/Taiwan, Zhang Yimou

1993 Farewell My Concubine Ba wang bie ji China/Hong Kong, Chen Kaige

1994 Three Colors: Red Trois couleurs: Rouge, France/Poland/Swiss Krzysztof Kieślowski

1995 Wild Reeds, Les Roseaux sauvages, France, André Téchiné

1996 The White Balloon Badkonake sefid Iran, Jafar Panahi

1997 Ponette France, Jacques Doillon

1998 The Celebration Festen Denmark, Thomas Vinterberg

1999 All About My Mother Todo sobre mi madre Spain, Pedro Almodóvar

Year English title Original title Country Director(s)

2000 Yi Yi Yī Yī Japan/Taiwan, Edward Yang

2001 In the Mood for Love Faa yeung nin wa France/Hong Kong, Wong Kar-wai

2002 And Your Mother Too Y Tu Mamá También Mexico, Alfonso Cuarón

2003 City of God Cidade de Deus Brazil, Fernando Meirelles

2004 Bad Education La mala educación Spain, Pedro Almodóvar

2005 2046 China/Hong Kong, Wong Kar-wai

2006 Army of Shadows L’armée des ombres France/Italy, Jean-Pierre Melville

2007 The Lives of Others, Germany Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

2008 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days 4, Romania Cristian Mungiu

2009 Summer Hours L’Heure d’été France Olivier Assayas

Year English title Original title Country Director(s)

2010 Carlos France/Germany, Olivier Assayas

2011 A Separation Jodaí-e Nadér az Simín Iran Asghar Farhadi

2012 Amour, Austria/France/Germany, Michael Haneke

2013 Blue Is the Warmest Colour La Vie d’Adèle, Chapitres 1 & 2 France Abdellatif Kechiche

2014 Ida Poland Paweł Pawlikowski

2015 Timbuktu Mauritania, Abderrahmane Sissako

2016 Toni Erdmann Germany Maren Ade

2017 BPM (Beats per Minute) France, Robin Campillo

2018 Cold War Zimna Wojna Poland,Paweł Pawlikowski

2019 Parasite Gisaengchung South Korea, Bong Joon-ho


Year English title Original title Country Director(s)

2020 Bacurau, Brazil, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles