List of submissions to the 31st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

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The following 10 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 31st Academy Awards in the category Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The highlighted titles were the five nominated films, which came from France, Italy, Spain, West Germany and Yugoslavia. France won its first-ever contested Foreign Language Oscar for My Uncle (Mon Oncle), a comedy with little dialogue.[1]

Egypt and Yugoslavia submitted films to the competition for the first time.

Country Film title used in nomination Language Original name Director IMDB
 Denmark Dollars from the Sky Danish Guld og grønne skove Gabriel Axel [1]
 Egypt Cairo Station Arabic باب الحديد Youssef Chahine [2]
 France My Uncle French Mon Oncle Jacques Tati [3]
 West Germany Arms and the Man German Helden Franz Peter Wirth [4]
 India Madhumati Hindi मधुमती Bimal Roy [5]
 Italy Big Deal on Madonna Street Italian I soliti ignoti Mario Monicelli [6]
 Japan Ballad of Narayama Japanese 楢山節考 Keisuke Kinoshita [7]
 Spain La Venganza Spanish La Venganza Juan Antonio Bardem [8]
 Sweden The Magician Swedish Ansiktet Ingmar Bergman [9]
 Yugoslavia The Road a Year Long Italian La strada lunga un anno [2]
Cesta duga godinu dana [3]
Giuseppe De Santis [10]


  1. ^ "The 31st Academy Awards (1959) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  2. ^ Italian title
  3. ^ Serbo-Croatian title