All 31 Egyptian Submissions For Best Foreign Film Oscar Since 1958

8 months ago By Konafa Team

 

In a few short months, the Academy will be announcing its nominees for Best Foreign Language Film, and as most of us (hopefully all of us) know, this year’s official Egyptian entry is Sheikh Jackson (read our review here). 

And while Amr Salama’s movie has been getting a lot of buzz as Egypt’s official bid for the Oscar, it’s by no means the first. Egypt has been faithfully submitting films annually (with a few years’ exception) since 1958, but alas we have yet to make it to the nominations, let alone win. But Egypt’s made it the Oscars before, just not in the foreign language film category; Jehane Noujaim’s The Square was nominated in 2014 for Best Documentary Feature. Fingers crossed one of our movies will join the list of Egyptian Oscar nominees!

Here’s a look back at all our foreign film submissions since 1958:

 

1958 – Cairo Station / باب الحديد

Director: Youssef Chahine

 

1959 – The Nightingale’s Prayer / دعاء الكروان

Director: Henry Barakat

 

1960 – Teenagers / المراهقات

Director: Ahmed Diaaeddin

 

1961 – Love and Faith / وا إسلاماه

Director: Enrico Bomba, Andrew Martin

 

1962 – Chased By The Dogs / اللص والكلاب

Director: Kamal El Sheikh

 

1964 – Mother of the Bride / أم العروسة

Director: Atef Salem

 

1965 – The Impossible / المستحيل

Director: Hussein Kamal

 

1966 – Cairo 30 / 30 القاهرة

Director: Salah Abou Seif

 

1970 – The Night of Counting the Years / المومياء

Director: Shadi Abdel Salam

 

1971 – A Man and a Woman / امرأة و رجل

Director: Houssam Eddin Mostafa

 

1972 – My Wife and the Dog / زوجتي و الكلب

Director: Said Marzouk

 

1973 – Empire M / إمبراطورية ميم

Director: Hussein Kamal

 

1975 – I Want a Solution / أريد حلاً

Director: Said Marzouk

 

1976 – Whom Should We Shoot? / على من نطلق الرصاص

Director: Kamal El Sheikh

 

1979 – Alexandria… Why? / إسكندرية… ليه؟

Director: Youssef Chahine

 

1981 – People on the Top / أهل القمة

Director: Ali Badrakhan

 

1990 – Alexandria Again and Forever / اسكندرية كمان وكمان

Director: Youssef Chahine

 

1994 – Land of Dreams / أرض الاحلام

Director: Daoud Abdel Sayed

 

1997 – Destiny / المصير

Director: Youssef Chahine

 

2002 – The Secret of the Young Girl / أسرار البنات

Director: Magdy Ahmed Aly

 

2003 – Sleepless Nights / سهر الليالى

Director: Hany Khalifa

 

2004 – I Love The Cinema / بحب السيما

Director: Osama Fawzy

 

2006 – Yacoubian Building / عمارة يعقوبيان

Director: Marwan Hamed​

 

2007 – In The Heliopolis Flat / في شقة مصر الجديدة

Director: Mohamed Khan

 

2008 – The Island / الجزيرة

Director: Sherif Arafa

 

2010 – Messages From The Sea / رسائل بح

Director: Daoud Abdel Sayed

 

2011 – Lust / الشوق

Director: Khaled El Hagar

 

2013 –  Winter of Discontent / الشتا إللى فات

Director: Ibrahim El Batout

 

2014 – Factory Girl / فتاة المصنع

Director: Mohamed Khan

 

2016 – Clash / اشتباك

Director: Mohamed Diab

 

2017 – Sheikh Jackson / شيخ جاكسون

Director: Amr Salama

 

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