The Academy showed some courage acknowledging that a non-Anglo film was the best of this
past year. (If only that had been true in the time of Metropolis, La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc, La
Règle de Jeu, Rashomon, La Dolce Vita, Bande à part, and C’era una volta il West.) Most of the
rest of the awards felt more diplomatic than sincere. But, to be fair, this was the strongest field
of contenders in recent memory (if your recent memory goes back a few decades). So here are
our reviews of the winning films. By the way, anyone interested in looking deeper into that
unusually strong pack of nominees can click here.
Picture, International Feature Film, Director, Original Screenplay