Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA): Best Foreign Film Winners, 1975 (first year-present)

Best Foreign Film: Winners

1970s

1975: And Now My Love, Toute une vie, France-Italy, Claude Lelouch

1976 Face to Face Ansikte mot ansikte, Sweden, Ingmar Bergman

1977 That Obscure Object of Desire Cet obscur objet du désir France / Spain Luis Buñuel

1978 Madame Rosa La vie devant soi France Moshé Mizrahi

1979 Soldier of Orange, Soldaat van Oranje, Netherlands, Paul Verhoeven

1980s

1981 The Tin Drum Die Blechtrommel West Germany Volker Schlöndorff

1982 Pixote Pixote: A lei do mais fraco Brazil, Hector Babenco

1983 Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, Australia, George Miller

1984: Tie

Fanny and Alexander Fanny och Alexander Sweden Ingmar Bergman

1984 The Fourth Man De vierde man, Netherlands, Paul Verhoeven

1985: Tie

Ran Japan / France Akira Kurosawa
The Official Story La historia oficial Argentina Luis Puenzo

1986 Vagabond Sans toit ni loi France-UK, Agnès Varda

1987 Goodbye, Children Au revoir, les enfants France / West Germany Louis Malle

1988 Wings of Desire Der Himmel über Berlin France / West Germany Wim Wenders

1989: Tie

Distant Voices, Still Lives, UK, Terence Davies
Story of Women, Une affaire de femmes, France, Claude Chabrol

1990s

1990 Life and Nothing But La vie et rien d’autre, France, Bertrand Tavernier

1991 The Beautiful Troublemaker, La belle noiseuse, France-Swiss, Jacques Rivette

1992 The Crying Game, UK-Japan, Neil Jordan

1993 Farewell My Concubine, China-Hong Kong Chen Kaige

1994 Three Colours: Red, France-Poland, Krzysztof Kieślowski

1995 Wild Reeds Les roseaux sauvages France André Téchiné

1996 La Cérémonie La cérémonie France, Claude Chabrol

1997 The Promise La promesse Belgium Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

1998 The Celebration Festen Denmark Thomas Vinterberg

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

2000s

2000 Yi Yi Yī Yī Japan / Taiwan Edward Yang

2001 No Man’s Land Bosnia-Herzegovina Danis Tanovic

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

2003 The Man on the Train, France, Patrice Leconte

2004 House of Flying Daggers, China-Hong Kong, Zhang Yimou

2005 Hidden, Caché Austria-France, Michael Haneke

2006 The Lives of Others, Germany, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

2007 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Romania Cristian Mungiu

2008 Still Life Sanxia haoren China / Hong Kong Jia Zhangke

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

2010s

2010 Carlos France / Germany Olivier Assayas

2011 City of Life and Death Nanjing! Nanjing! China Lu Chuan

2012 Holy Motors France Leos Carax

2013 Blue Is the Warmest Colour, La vie d’Adèle, France, Abdellatif Kechiche

2014 Ida Poland Paweł Pawlikowski

2015 Son of Saul Saul fia Hungary László Nemes

2016 The Handmaiden Agassi South Korea Park Chan-wook

2017: Tie

BPM (Beats per Minute) 120 battements par minute France, Robin Campillo
Loveles, Russia Andrey Zvyagintsev

2018 Burning Beoning South Korea Lee Chang-dong

Shoplifters, Manbiki Kazoku Japan Hirokazu Kore-eda

2019 Pain and Glory, Almodóvar

2020s

Beanpole – Russia – Kantemir Balagov