Oscar Movies: Battle of Algiers, The (1968)

This seminal work about the Algerian struggle for independence from France won the “Best Film” award at the 1966 Venice Film Festival, and later garnered two Oscar nominations for Gillo Pontecorvio, as director and co-writer..

Oscar Nominations: 2

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo

Story and Screenplay (Original): Franco Solinas and Gillo Pontecorvo

Oscar Context:

 

The directing Oscar went to Carol Reed, at his third nomination, for the musical movie “Oliver!” and the Writing Oscar to Mel Brooks for “The Producers.”