Submissions from Iran to the Academy Awards to get an Oscar Nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film Category

by CineasticusBorealis | created - 30 Sep 2014 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

A detailed text on Iranian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film will follow as soon as I have some more time to create it. Please be patient!

............................................................................................. This list is chronologically sorted in reverse by years of participation!

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1. Finding Farideh (2018)

88 min | Documentary

"Finding Farideh" is about an Iranian girl named Farideh, who has been adopted by a Dutch couple 40 years ago, and now overcomes her fears and travels to her motherland Iran for the first ... See full summary »

Directors: Kourosh Ataee, Azadeh Moussavi | Star: Eline Farideh Koning

Votes: 94

92nd ACADEMY AWARDS (2019) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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2. No Date, No Signature (2017)

99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

71 Metascore

Kaveh Nariman is a coroner in the medical examiner's office. One day at his work he meets a corpse which is very familiar to him.

Director: Vahid Jalilvand | Stars: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Amir Aghaee, Hediyeh Tehrani, Zakieh Behbahani

Votes: 2,370 | Gross: $0.04M

91st ACADEMY AWARDS (2018) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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3. Breath (2016)

112 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

Breath is about an Iranian family who lives in Iran. It tells the story of Bahar, who is living with her father, Ghafour and Grandmother during the 70s.She is living in her childish and surreal world, filled with their dreams and fantasies.

Director: Narges Abyar | Stars: Gelare Abasi, Mehran Ahmadi, Jamshid Hashempur, Shabnam Moghadami

Votes: 820

90th ACADEMY AWARDS (2017) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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4. The Salesman (2016)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Mina Sadati, Babak Karimi

Votes: 43,895 | Gross: $2.40M

89th ACADEMY AWARDS (2016) ████ Status: won

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5. Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015)

162 min | Biography, Drama, History

The events, trials and tribulations of the city of Makkah in 7th century AD.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mahdi Pakdel, Sareh Bayat, Mina Sadati, Ali Reza Shoja-Nuri

Votes: 7,790

88th ACADEMY AWARDS (2015) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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6. Today (2014)

88 min | Drama

A taxi driver takes a young woman at a small Iranian hospital. As long as he gets there he realizes that he must take crucial decisions that may change his life.

Director: Reza Mirkarimi | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Soheila Golestani, Shabnam Moghadami, Hesam Mahmoudi

Votes: 644

87th ACADEMY AWARDS (2014) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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7. The Past (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery

85 Metascore

An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet

Votes: 42,052 | Gross: $1.33M

86th ACADEMY AWARDS (2013) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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8. A Separation (2011)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama

95 Metascore

A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini

Votes: 203,705 | Gross: $7.10M

84th ACADEMY AWARDS (2011) ████ Status: won

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9. Farewell Baghdad (2010)

97 min | Drama, War

The Polish-American boxer Daniel Dalca (Mazdak Mirabedini) escapes his problems by enlisting in the army. After four years when his mission is over, he is sent back home where he would have... See full summary »

Director: Mehdi Naderi | Stars: Mazdak Mirabedini, Pantea Bahram, Mostafa Zamani, Cris Cyrus Saidi

Votes: 129

83rd ACADEMY AWARDS (2010) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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10. About Elly (2009)

119 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

87 Metascore

The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Merila Zare'i

Votes: 39,840 | Gross: $0.11M

82nd ACADEMY AWARDS (2009) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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11. The Song of Sparrows (2008)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Family

74 Metascore

When an ostrich-rancher focuses on replacing his daughter's hearing aid, which breaks right before crucial exams, everything changes for a struggling rural family in Iran. Karim motorbikes ... See full summary »

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji, Maryam Akbari, Kamran Dehghan, Hamid Aghazi

Votes: 8,563 | Gross: $0.12M

81st ACADEMY AWARDS (2008) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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12. M for Mother (2006)

PG | 113 min | Drama

What appears to be a grand love story turns sour when parents-to-be discover that their unborn child will likely be born with serious birth defects, as a result of the mother's exposure to ... See full summary »

Director: Rasool Mollagholi Poor | Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Hosein Yari, Jamshid Hashempur, Mohammad-Ali Shadman

Votes: 4,025

80th ACADEMY AWARDS (2007) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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13. Border Café (2005)

107 min | Drama, Romance

"Cafe Transit" depicts an independent-minded widow who bucks tradition to run her dead husband's truck stop café.

Director: Kambuzia Partovi | Stars: Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Parviz Parastui, Nikos Papadopoulos, Svieta Mikalishina

Votes: 1,909

79th ACADEMY AWARDS (2006) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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14. So Close, So Far (2005)

121 min | Drama

Dr. Alam, a very profiled specialist in neurology and a successful surgeon, is drowned in his professional and social work, in a way that he has totally forgotten all about his son Saman. ... See full summary »

Director: Reza Mirkarimi | Stars: Masoud Rayegany, Afshin Hashemi, Elham Hamidi, Ashkan Khatibi

Votes: 2,238

78th ACADEMY AWARDS (2005) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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15. Turtles Can Fly (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, War

85 Metascore

Near the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of an American invasion, refugee children like 13-year-old Kak (Ebrahim), gauge and await their fate.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Soran Ebrahim, Avaz Latif, Saddam Hossein Feysal, Hiresh Feysal Rahman

Votes: 16,754 | Gross: $0.26M

77th ACADEMY AWARDS (2004) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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16. Deep Breath (2003)

86 min | Drama, Romance

This is about two guys who are departed from their family in totally different ways, they are anti social and try to live in a large city without any money, one of them fall in love and another one got addicted.

Director: Parviz Shahbazi | Stars: Mansour Shahbazi, Maryam Palizban, Said Amini

Votes: 668

76th ACADEMY AWARDS (2003) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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17. I Am Taraneh, I Am Fifteen Years Old (2002)

110 min | Drama

64 Metascore

Fifteen year old Taraneh, whose widowed father is in jail, refuses the unwanted attentions of carpet salesman Amir - until Amir's mother talks Taraneh into accepting Amir's marriage ... See full summary »

Director: Rasoul Sadrameli | Stars: Taraneh Alidoosti, Negar Javaherian, Hossein Mahjoub, Mahtab Nasirpour

Votes: 2,678

75th ACADEMY AWARDS (2002) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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18. Baran (2001)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17-year-old Turkish worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. The revelation of Rahmat's secret changes both their lives.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Hossein Abedini, Zahra Bahrami, Mohammad Amir Naji, Hossein Mahjoub

Votes: 7,407 | Gross: $0.13M

74th ACADEMY AWARDS (2001) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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19. A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, War

78 Metascore

Young Iranian Kurdish siblings try to save the youngest of them, who is seriously ill.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Ayoub Ahmadi, Rojin Younessi, Amaneh Ekhtiar-dini, Madi Ekhtiar-dini

Votes: 6,801 | Gross: $0.70M

73rd ACADEMY AWARDS (2000) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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20. The Color of Paradise (1999)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Family

80 Metascore

The story of Mohammed, a blind Iranian boy and his father, Hashem, who is always oscillating between accepting his son as he is and abandoning him, as he represents a burden for him, after the loss of his wife.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Hossein Mahjoub, Mohsen Ramezani, Salameh Feyzi, Farahnaz Safari

Votes: 14,458 | Gross: $1.81M

72nd ACADEMY AWARDS (1999) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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21. Children of Heaven (1997)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family, Sport

After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji, Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi, Nafise Jafar-Mohammadi

Votes: 56,774 | Gross: $0.93M

71st ACADEMY AWARDS (1998) ▓▓▓▓ Status: nominated

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22. Gabbeh (1996)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

When an old couple washes their gabbeh - a type of Persian rug - a young woman magically appears and tells them her life story.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Shaghayeh Djodat, Hossein Moharami, Rogheih Moharami, Abbas Sayah

Votes: 2,805 | Gross: $0.27M

70th ACADEMY AWARDS (1997) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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23. The White Balloon (1995)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Family

Several people try to help a little girl to find the money her mom gave her to buy a goldfish with.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Aida Mohammadkhani, Mohsen Kafili, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Anna Borkowska

Votes: 6,143 | Gross: $0.47M

68th ACADEMY AWARDS (1995) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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24. Through the Olive Trees (1994)

G | 103 min | Drama

A depiction of the off-screen relationship between the actors who play the newlyweds in the film Zendegi va digar hich (1992).

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Farhad Kheradmand, Zarifeh Shiva, Hossein Rezai

Votes: 5,216 | Gross: $0.04M

67th ACADEMY AWARDS (1994) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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25. The Cycle (1977)

101 min | Drama

Ali and his father go from their poor neighborhood in the outskirts of the city to a hospital so that Ali's father can be treated for his sickness. However since they have no money, Ali ... See full summary »

Director: Dariush Mehrjui | Stars: Saeed Kangarani, Ezzatolah Entezami, Fourouzan, Bahman Forsi

Votes: 385

50th ACADEMY AWARDS (1977) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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