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List of submissions to the 62nd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

The following 37 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 62nd Academy Awards in the category Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film which took place in 1990. The bolded titles were the five nominated films, which came from Canada, Denmark, France, Italy (winner) and Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico was nominated for the first (and as of 2010, only) time.


Submitting country Film title used in nomination Language(s) Original title Director(s) Result
 Argentina La Amiga (Spanish) (German) La Amiga Jeanine Meerapfel Not Nominated
 Austria The Seventh Continent (German) Der Siebente Kontinent Michael Haneke Not Nominated
 Belgium The Sacrament (Dutch) Het Sacrament Hugo Claus Not Nominated
 Brazil Better Days Ahead (Portuguese) Dias Melhores Virão Carlos Diegues Not Nominated
 Bulgaria Time of Violence (Bulgarian) Време на насилие Ludmil Staikov Not Nominated
 Burkina Faso Yaaba More Yaaba[1] Idrissa Ouedraogo Not Nominated
 Canada Jesus of Montreal (French) Jésus de Montréal Denys Arcand Nominated
 China The Birth of New China (Chinese) 开国大典 Qiankuan Li Not Nominated
 Cuba Supporting Roles (Spanish) Papeles secundarios Orlando Rojas Not Nominated
 Czechoslovakia A Hoof Here, a Hoof There (Czech) Kopytem sem, kopytem tam Věra Chytilová Not Nominated
 Denmark Memories of a Marriage (Danish) Danser med Regitze Kaspar Rostrup Nominated
 France Camille Claudel (French) Camille Claudel[1] Bruno Nuytten Nominated
 West Germany Spider's Web (German) Das Spinnenetz Bernhard Wicki Not Nominated
 Greece Landscape in the Mist (Greek) Τοπίο στην ομίχλη Theodoros Angelopoulos Not Nominated
 Hong Kong Painted Faces (Cantonese) 七小福 Alex Law Not Nominated
 Hungary My 20th Century (Hungarian) Az Én XX. századom Ildikó Enyedi Not Nominated
 Iceland Under the Glacier (Icelandic) Kristnihald undir jökli Guðný Halldórsdóttir Not Nominated
 India Parinda (Hindi) परिंदा Vidhu Vinod Chopra Not Nominated
 Indonesia Tjoet Nja' Dhien (Indonesian) Tjoet Nja' Dhien Eros Djarot Not Nominated
 Israel One of Us (Hebrew) אחד משלנו Uri Barbash Not Nominated
 Italy Cinema Paradiso (Italian) Nuovo Cinema Paradiso Giuseppe Tornatore Won Academy Award
 Japan Rikyu (Japanese) 利休 Hiroshi Teshigahara Not Nominated
 Netherlands Polonaise (Dutch) Leedvermaak Frans Weisz Not Nominated
 Norway A Handful of Time (Norwegian) En håndfull tid Martin Asphaug Not Nominated
 Poland Kornblumenblau (Polish) Kornblumenblau[2] Leszek Wosiewicz Not Nominated
 Portugal The Cannibals (Portuguese) Os Canibais Manoel de Oliveira Not Nominated
 Puerto Rico Santiago, the Story of his New Life (Spanish) Lo que le pasó a Santiago Jacobo Morales Nominated
 Romania Those Who Pay With Their Lives (Romanian) Cei care plătesc cu viaţa Şerban Marinescu Not Nominated
 South Africa Mapantsula Zulu Mapantsula Oliver Schmitz Not Nominated[3]
 Spain Love, Hate and Death (Spanish) Montoyas y Tarantos Vicente Escrivá Not Nominated
 Sweden Women on the Roof (Swedish) Kvinnor på taket Carl-Gustav Nykvist Not Nominated
  Switzerland My Favorite Story (French) Mon cher sujet Anne-Marie Miéville Not Nominated
 Taiwan A City of Sadness (Chinese) (Cantonese, Mandarin, Shanghainese) 悲情城市 Hou Hsiao-hsien Not Nominated
 Thailand The Elephant Keeper (Thai) คนเลี้ยงช้าง Chatrichalerm Yukol Not Nominated
 Turkey Don't Let Them Shoot the Kite (Turkish) Uçurtmayi Vurmasinlar Tunç Basaran Not Nominated
 Soviet Union Zero City (Russian) Город Зеро Karen Shakhnazarov Not Nominated
 Yugoslavia Time of the Gypsies (Romany) (Serbian) Dom za vesanje Emir Kusturica Not Nominated


  1. ^ a b proper name
  2. ^ song name, relevant to plot
  3. ^ The South African submission, Mapantsula, was on the 1989 official AMPAS press release, but not on the 2007 updated list. In 1997, the AMPAS press release announced that Paljas had been selected as South Africa's 'first-ever' submission. It thus appears probable that the film may not have screened for the Foreign Film committee for some reason
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