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List of Peruvian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film


List of Peruvian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

Peru has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film since 1967, when it became the fourth Western Hemisphere country to enter the Oscar Foreign Film race, after Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. The award is handed out annually by the United States Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States that contains primarily non-English dialogue.[1]

Prior to 2009, Peru had entered the competition 15 times, but had never yet been nominated for an Academy Award. For the 2009 ceremony, Golden Bear winner The Milk of Sorrow (La Teta Asustada) was chosen to represent Peru and the nation received its first Academy Award nomination for the film.

Six of Peru's submissions were directed by Francisco J. Lombardi while three others were directed by Armando Robles Godoy.


  • Submissions 1
  • Submissions 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited the film industries of various countries to submit their best film for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film since 1956. The Foreign Language Film Award Committee oversees the process and reviews all the submitted films. Following this, they vote via secret ballot to determine the five nominees for the award. Below is a list of the films that have been submitted by Peru for review by the Academy for the award by year and the respective Academy Awards ceremony.

All Peruvian submissions were filmed in Spanish.


Film title used in nomination Original title Director Result
No Stars in the Jungle En la selva no hay estrellas Armando Robles Godoy Not Nominated
The Green Wall La muralla verde Armando Robles Godoy Not Nominated
Mirage Espejismo Armando Robles Godoy Not Nominated
Maruja in Hell Maruja en el infierno Francisco José Lombardi Not Nominated
The City and the Dogs La ciudad y los perros Francisco José Lombardi Not Nominated
The Mouth of the Wolf La boca del lobo Francisco José Lombardi Not Nominated
Fallen from Heaven Caídos del cielo Francisco José Lombardi Not Nominated
Alias 'La Gringa' Alias 'La Gringa' Alberto Durant Not Nominated
Report on Death Reportaje a la muerte Danny Gavidia Not Nominated
Without Compassion Sin compasión Francisco José Lombardi Not Nominated
Captain Pantoja and the Special Services Pantaleón y las visitadoras Francisco José Lombardi Not Nominated
Paper Dove Paloma de papel Fabrizio Aguilar Not Nominated
Days of Santiago Días de Santiago Josué Méndez Not Nominated
Madeinusa Madeinusa Claudia Llosa Not Nominated
Crossing a Shadow Una sombra al frente Augusto Tamayo Not Nominated
The Milk of Sorrow La teta asustada Claudia Llosa Nominated
Undertow[2] Contracorriente Javier Fuentes-León Not Nominated[3]
October[4] Octubre Daniel Vega Vidal Not Nominated
The Bad Intentions[5] Las malas intenciones Rosario Garcia-Montero Not Nominated
The Cleaner[6] El limpiador Adrián Saba Not Nominated
The Gospel of the Flesh[7] El Evangelio de la Carne Eduardo Mendoza de Echave


  1. ^ "Rule Thirteen: Special Rules for the Foreign Language Film Award". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  
  2. ^ "Contracorriente (Undertow), writer, director Javier Fuentes-León". filmmakermagazine. Retrieved 2010-10-06. 
  3. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Continue to Oscar Race". Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  4. ^ "63 Countries Vie for 2011 Foreign Language Film Oscar". Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  5. ^ "Las malas intenciones inicia carrera para competir en los Oscar". RPP Noticias. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "El limpiador es el largometraje peruano seleccionado para competir en la categoria de Mejor película de lengua extranjera en los 86th Academy Awards". La Dirección del Audiovisual, la Fonografía y los Nuevos Medios. Retrieved 2013-09-26. 
  7. ^ "Peru sends "The Gospel of the Flesh" to Academy Awards". Andina. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 

External links

  • The Official Academy Awards Database
  • The Motion Picture Credits Database
  • IMDb Academy Awards Page
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