Argentine director Luis Puenzo’s 1985 drama The Official Story made history at the 58th Academy Awards by winning the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. The Spanish-language tale about the Argentine Dirty War, which had recently ceased, denounced the atrocities of the country’s military regime and made the brutal dictatorships known worldwide. It became the first Latin American film to win for Best Foreign Language Film. In addition, Puenzo earned an Oscar nomination for penning the screenplay.
Best Foreign Language Film, The Official Story, 58th Academy Awards, Won
Best Original Screenplay, The Official Story, 58th Academy Awards, Nominated