Cinema 1962: Foreign Language Film, Foreign Director

Foreign Language Film: Year 7

In the seventh year of the competitive category of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, the winner was the French film, Sundays and Cybele.

The New York Film Critics Circle honored the Italian film, La Dolce Vita, by Fellini, with its top honor for foreign films.

The five nominees were:

Sundays and Cybele, France (winner)

Electra, Greece

The Four Days of Naples, Italy

Keeper of Promises, Brazil

Tlayucan, Mexico

Foreign Directors

In 1962, Italian filmmaker Pietro Germi was nominated for the Best Director Oscar for the comedy, Divorce–Italian Style.


Keeper of Promises was the first Brazilian film to be nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.