Archive Cinema City 2015.

Before Rain

Пред дождот

Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Macedonia
Year: 1994
Duration: 113'

Director: Milcho Manchevski
Scenario: Milcho Manchevski

Cast: Katrin Cartlidge, Rade Serbedzija, Grégoire Colin, Labina Mitevska

Programme selection: Respect to First Films


Set against the background of political turbulence in Macedonia and contemporary London, three love stories intertwine to create a powerful portrait of modern Europe in Milcho Manchevski’s Before the Rain. When a mysterious incident in the fabled Macedonian mountains blows out of proportion, it threatens to start a civil war, and brings together a silent young monk, a London picture editor, and a disillusioned war photographer in this tragic tale of fated lovers. Told in three parts, and linked by characters and events, Before the Rain explores the uncompromising nature of war as it ravages the lives of the unsuspecting, and forces the innocent to take sides.

Festivals and awards:

Venice (Golden Lion, FIPRESCI, Independent Spirit), Toronto, Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at Academy Awards (Oscar)...

Original language: Macedonian, English, Albanian
Subtitle: Serbian

*DCP presentation courtesy of Cinematheque of Macedonia