Oscar 1982: Foreign Language Film–Highlights Disregarded by Academy

In 1981, the winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar was Spanish, To Begin Again.

The five nominees were:

To Begin Again, Spain (winner)

Alsinor and the Condor

Coup de Torchon (Clean Slate), France

Private Life

The Life of the Eagle


Time Stands Still from Hungary won the best foreign language film from the N.Y. Film Critics Circle.

Two artistic highlights were disregarded by the Academy voters:

Fitzgeraldo, by Herzog, from the Federal Democracy of Germany

The Night of the Shooting Stars, by the Taviani brothers, from Italy