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List of Italian Movies Won Academy Award For Best Foreign Language Film

Italy was the real breeding place of realism in the world cinema. They influenced the Hollywood through their true realistic approach. here is the list of movies which Won Academy Award For Best Foreign Language film from 1956.


La Strada (1954)

Directed by Federico Fellini
With Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani

A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.

The Nights of Cabiria (1957)

Directed by Federico Fellini
With Giulietta Masina, François Périer, Franca Marzi, Dorian Gray

A waifish prostitute wanders the streets of Rome looking for true love but finds only heartbreak.

8½ (1963)

Directed by Federico Fellini
With Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo

A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963)

Directed by Vittorio De Sica
With Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Giuffrè, Agostino Salvietti

Stories about three very different women and the men they attract.

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)

Directed by Elio Petri
With Gian Maria Volonté, Florinda Bolkan, Gianni Santuccio, Orazio Orlando

A chief of detectives, homicide section, kills his mistress and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)

Directed by Vittorio De Sica
With Dominique Sanda, Lino Capolicchio, Helmut Berger, Fabio Testi

In the late 1930s, in Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading families, wealthy, aristocratic, urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a circle of friends for constant rounds of tennis and parties at their villa with its lovely grounds, keeping the rest of the world at bay. Into the circle steps Giorgio, a Jew from the middle class who falls ...

Amarcord (1973)

Directed by Federico Fellini
With Magali Noël, Bruno Zanin, Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia

A series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes set in a 1930s Italian coastal town.

Cinema Paradiso (1988)

Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
With Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.

Mediterraneo (1991)

Directed by Gabriele Salvatores
With Diego Abatantuono, Claudio Bigagli, Giuseppe Cederna, Claudio Bisio

Greek Sea, World War II. An Italian ship leaves a handful of soldiers in a little island; their mission is to spot enemy ships and to hold the island in case of attack. The village of the island seems abandoned and there isn't a single enemy in sight, so the soldiers begin to relax a little. Things change when their ship is hit and destroyed by the enemy, and the soldiers find themselves ...

Life Is Beautiful (1997)

Directed by Roberto Benigni
With Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.

The Great Beauty (2013)

Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
With Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso

Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

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