Satellite award for best foreign language film

The Satellite Award for Best Foreign (Language) Film is one of the annual Satellite Awards given by the International Press Academy.

Winners and nominees


Year Winners and nominees Original title Country
1996 Breaking the Waves Denmark
Bitter Sugar Azúcar amarga Cuba
A Judgement in Stone La cérémonie France
Kolya Kolja Czech Republic
Prisoner of the Mountains Kavkazskiy plennik Russia
Ridicule France
1997 Shall We Dance? Shall we dansu? Japan
Live Flesh Carne trémula Spain
My Life in Pink Ma vie en rose France/Belgium/UK
Ponette France
The Promise La promesse Belgium/France/Luxembourg
1998 Central Station Central do Brasil Brazil
The Celebration Festen Denmark
Life Is Beautiful La vita è bella Italy
Only Clouds Move the Stars Bare skyer beveger stjernene Norway
The Separation La séparation France
1999 All About My Mother Todo sobre mi madre Spain
Three Seasons Ba mua Vietnam/USA
The Emperor and the Assassin Jīng kē cì qín wáng France/Japan/China
The King of Masks Biàn Liǎn China/Hong Kong
The Red Violin Le violon rouge Canada/Italy/UK
Run Lola Run Lola rennt Germany


Year Winners and nominees Original title Country
2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Wo hu cang long China/Hong Kong/Taiwan/USA
Goya in Bordeaux Goya en Burdeos Italy/Spain
His Wife's Diary Dnevnik ego zheny Russia
Malèna Italy/USA
Malli India
Shower Xizao China
2001 No Man's Land Belgium/Bosnia-Herzegovina/France/Italy/Slovenia/UK
Amélie Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain France/Germany
Beijing Bicycle Shiqi sui de dan che China/France/Taiwan
Our Lady of the Assassins La Virgen de los sicarios Colombia/France/Spain
The Princess and the Warrior Der Krieger und die Kaiserin Germany
Rain Baran Iran
2002 Talk to Her Hable con ella Spain
All or Nothing UK
Bloody Sunday Ireland/UK
Everyone Loves Alice Alla älskar Alice Sweden
Monsoon Wedding India
Rain New Zealand
Sex and Lucia Lucía y el sexo France/Spain
2003 City of God Cidade de Deus Brazil
The Barbarian Invasions Les invasions barbares Canada
Gloomy Sunday Ein Lied von Liebe und Tod Germany
Monsieur Ibrahim Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran France
Osama Afghanistan/Iran
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom Germany/South Korea
2004 The Sea Inside Mar adentro Spain
Bad Education La mala educación Spain
Don't Move Non ti muovere Italy
House of Flying Daggers Shi mian mai fu China
The Motorcycle Diaries Diarios de motocicleta Argentina
A Very Long Engagement Un long dimanche de fiançailles France
2005 Mother of Mine Äideistä parhain Finland/Sweden
2046 China/France/Germany/Hong Kong
Innocent Voices Voces inocentes Mexico/Puerto Rico/USA
Lila Says Lila dit ça France/UK
Turtles Can Fly Lakposhtha hâm parvaz mikonand France/Iran/Iraq
Walk on Water Israel/Sweden
2006 To Return Volver Spain
Apocalypto USA
Changing Times Les temps qui changent France
The Lives of Others Das Leben der Anderen Germany
The Syrian Bride France/Germany/Israel
Water Canada
2007 Lust, Caution Se, jie China/Taiwan/USA
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days 4 luni, 3 săptămâni şi 2 zile Romania
La Vie En Rose La môme France
Offside Iran
The Orphanage El orfanato Spain
Ten Canoes Australia
2008 Gomorrah Gomorra Italy
Caramel Sukkar banat France/Lebanon
The Class Entre les murs France
Let the Right One In Låt den rätte komma in Sweden
Padre Nuestro Sangre de mi sangre Argentina
Reprise Norway
2009 Broken Embraces Los abrazos rotos Spain
The Maid La nana Chile
I Killed My Mother J'ai tué ma mère Canada
Red Cliff Chìbì China
The White Ribbon Das weiße Band Germany
Winter in Wartime Oorlogswinter Netherlands


Year Winners and nominees Original title Country
2010 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Män som hatar kvinnor Sweden
Biutiful Mexico
I Am Love Io sono l'amore Italy
Mother Madeo South Korea
Outside the Law Hors-la-loi France/Algeria/Belgium
Soul Kitchen Germany
White Material France
2011 Mysteries of Lisbon Mistérios de Lisboa Portugal
13 Assassins 十三人の刺客 Japan/United Kingdom
Faust Russia
Las Acacias Argentina
The Kid with a Bike Le Gamin au vélo Belgium/France/Italy
Le Havre Finland/France/Germany
Miss Bala Mexico
Mozart's Sister Nannerl, la sœur de Mozart France
The Turin Horse A torinói ló Hungary
2012 The Intouchables France
Pietà 피에타 South Korea
Amour Austria
Beyond the Hills După dealuri Romania
A Separation جدایی نادر از سیمین Jodái-e Náder az Simin, "The Separation of Nader from Simin" Iran
Caesar Must Die Cesare deve morire Italy
Kon-Tiki Norway
Our Children À perdre la raison Belgium
A Royal Affair En kongelig affære Denmark
War Witch Rebelle Canada
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