Spanish submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

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1.
Afternoon of the Bulls (1956)
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Sellout in the bullring of Las Ventas in Madrid. A luxury poster is about to deal a cattle from Antonio Pérez Tabernero... (75 mins.)
Director: Ladislao Vajda
 
2.
Main Street (1956)
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A couple of friends decide to have a good time and play a trick on an unmarried woman. Therefore one of them has to pretend to fall in love with her. (99 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bardem
 
3.
La venganza (1958)
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In rural Spain, sister of an ex con convinces him to take revenge against the local who tipped off the authorities about the man's whereabouts, which led to his subsequent arrest. Unfortunately, she soon falls in love with the snitch. (122 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bardem
 
4.
At Five in the Afternoon (1960)
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(103 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bardem
 
5.
Placido (1961)
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In a small spanish town, a group of old ladies decide to celebrate Christmas Eve with a "Sit a poor... (85 mins.)
 
6.
Girl from La Mancha (1962)
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(94 mins.)
 
7.
Los tarantos (1963)
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A boy and a girl from two rival Gypsy families fall in love. (83 mins.)
Director: Rovira Beleta
 
8.
The Girl in Mourning (1964)
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Rocío, daughter of a humble Andalusian family, is very happy because the end of the mourning that she... (85 mins.)
Director: Summers
 
9.
Aunt Tula (1964)
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The film is a picture of Tula a woman being single and repressed who believes that she has to help her... (109 mins.)
Director: Miguel Picazo
 
10.
Bewitched Love (1967)
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A violent man and a passionate man are dueling for the heart of the pretty young country girl. (103 mins.)
 
11.
Spain Again (1968)
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Dr. Foster (Stevens) returns to Spain for the first time since serving as a doctor for the Loyalists in the Spanish Civil War three decades earlier... (108 mins.)
Director: Jaime Camino
 
12.
La Celestina (1969)
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In the last years of the Middle Ages, the Corpus Christi procession takes place in the Spanish city of Toledo... (123 mins.)
Director: César Ardavín
 
13.
Tristana (1970)
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When the young woman Tristana's mother dies, she is entrusted to the guardianship of the well-respected though old Don Lope... (99 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
14.
Marta (1971)
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A wealthy landowner haunted by the spectre of his dead mother has a fling with a beautiful fugitive who bears a striking resemblance to his missing wife, who may have been murdered. (96 mins.)
 
15.
Mi querida señorita (1972)
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A 43-year-old woman discovers she is actually a man... (80 mins.)
 
16.
Habla, mudita (1973)
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Grandfather Ramiro is on vacation at a mountain inn in the company of his family. He decides to send his people to Madrid and stay in a shelter, saying that his health needs it. But the reason is another one. (88 mins.)
 
17.
Cousin Angelica (1974)
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When the single middle-aged Luis travels from Barcelona to bury the remains of his mother in the vault of his family in Segovia... (107 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
18.
Poachers (1975)
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Angel is a poacher who lives in the forest with his domineering mother. One day he goes to the city and meets Milagros, an escapee from a reform school and the lover of a known criminal so he takes her to his house in the mountains. (82 mins.)
Director: Jose L. Borau
 
19.
Cria Cuervos (1976)
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Three orphaned sisters under the custody of their stern aunt and their handicapped grandmother will have to acclimatise to the new conditions of their shared life, overcome life's constant impediments and eventually, grow up. (105 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
20.
That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
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Recounted in flashback are the romantic perils of Mathieu, a middle-aged French sophisticate as he falls for his nineteen year-old former chambermaid Conchita. (102 mins.)
Director: Luis Bunuel
 
21.
Somnambulists (1978)
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Ana, who works on the Committee for the release of some suspected terrorists sentenced to death, suffers a faint... (96 mins.)
 
22.
Mama Turns 100 (1979)
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Ana is alive and married with Antonio; they arrive in the manor in the countryside of Spain where she worked as a nanny many years ago... (98 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
23.
El nido (1980)
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In a town near Salamanca, an eccentric widower, aged 60, is captivated by an imp, a precocious 13 year old... (97 mins.)
 
24.
National Heritage (1981)
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Second installment of the saga of the Leguineche's preceded by "The National Shotgun" and completed by "National III"... (112 mins.)
 
25.
Volver a empezar (1982)
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A Nobel prize winner returns to his natal city looking for his home. (87 mins.)
 
26.
Carmen (1983)
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A group of flamenco dancers are rehearsing a very spanish version of the Prosper Merimee's drama. Antonio... (102 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
27.
Sesión continua (1984)
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The film tells the story of the relationship and friendship of two men who are both very much affected by the cinema: Both of them are writers... (115 mins.)
 
28.
La hora bruja (1985)
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(105 mins.)
 
29.
La mitad del cielo (1986)
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Rosa is an cantabrian woman who travel to Madrid after the Civil War. With the help of Don Pedro, a chief supplies, she opens a restaurant that transforms in a political and intelectual center. (127 mins.)
 
30.
Asignatura aprobada (1987)
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A writer is having a midlife crisis. He recollects his life and it makes him feel even worse. Only a love affair or two helps him take his mind off things. (94 mins.)
Director: Jose Luis Garci
 
31.
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
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Pepas's lover, Iván, leaves her and she tries to contact him to find out why he's left. In her search for Iván... (88 mins.)
 
32.
Montoyas y Tarantos (1989)
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(96 mins.)
 
33.
¡Ay, Carmela! (1990)
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Paulino and Carmela are husband and wife, troubadours touring the countryside during the Spanish Civil War... (102 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
34.
High Heels (1991)
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A girl's mother returns after 15 years to find her daughter has married one of her (the mother's) old boyfriends... (112 mins.)
 
35.
El maestro de esgrima (1992)
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A fencing master in pre-revolution Spain is hired to teach fencing to teach fencing to a beautiful young woman... (88 mins.)
Director: Pedro Olea
 
36.
Belle Epoque (1992)
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A 1931 Spanish military deserter finds himself on a lonely farm until the farmer's four daughters pay a visit and he falls for all of them. (109 mins.)
Director: Fernando Trueba
 
37.
Canción de cuna (1994)
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In this latest Spanish-language remake of Gregorio Martinez Sierra's classic sentimental drama, a group of nuns find an abandoned baby girl at the doorstep of their convent. (101 mins.)
 
38.
The Flower of My Secret (1995)
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Leo Macias writes sentimental novels with great success but hidden under a pseudonym, Amanda Gris. She... (103 mins.)
 
39.
Bwana (1996)
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Antonio, a taxi driver, his wife, and two chidren arrive one fine afternoon at a solitary beach, looking for sea-shells... (90 mins.)
Director: Imanol Uribe
 
40.
Secrets of the Heart (1997)
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Javi and his friend Carlos snoop around an old house on the way home from school. According to his brother... (105 mins.)
 
41.
The Grandfather (1998)
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After his son dies, an elderly man comes back to Spain from the US and hopes to find out which of his granddaughters is true, and which one is bastard. (151 mins.)
 
42.
All About My Mother (1999)
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Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his father, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela. (101 mins.)
 
43.
You're the One (2000)
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(111 mins.)
 
44.
Mad Love (2001)
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The love story who transformed Juana, Queen of Spain, into Juana "The mad". A story of passions, lies and jealousy with a politic fight behind. (115 mins.)
Director: Vicente Aranda
 
45.
Mondays in the Sun (2002)
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This is the story of those who live as if every day was a constant Sunday, those who spend their Mondays in the sun. The story of people who worked in a dockyard but are now unemployed. (113 mins.)
 
46.
Soldiers of Salamina (2003)
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When the professor and writer Lola Sánchez is assigned to write a column in the newspaper about the Spanish Civil War... (119 mins.)
Director: David Trueba
 
47.
The Sea Inside (2004)
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The factual story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a thirty-year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die. (125 mins.)
 
48.
Obaba (2005)
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A rural drama set in Obaba, a mythical region in northern Spain, where a young filmmaker struggled to capture the feel of the area, which in turn leads to a wealth of self-discovery. (100 mins.)
 
49.
Volver (2006)
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After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life. (121 mins.)
 
50.
The Orphanage (2007)
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A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend. (105 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bayona
 
51.
The Blind Sunflowers (2008)
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Ourense, Spain, 1940. Every time that Elena locks the door, she locks her secrets. Her husband Ricardo... (98 mins.)
 
52.
The Dancer and the Thief (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
With the advent of democracy in Chile, a general amnesty for prisoners of non violent crime is enacted... (127 mins.)
Director: Fernando Trueba
 
53.
Even the Rain (2010)
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As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply. (103 mins.)
Director: Icíar Bollaín