Milcho Manchevski

Before the Rain

Before the Rain

The first film made in the newly independent Republic of Macedonia, Milcho Manchevski's Before the Rain crosscuts the stories of an orthodox Christian monk (Grégoire Colin), a British photo agent (Katrin Cartlidge), and a native Macedonian war photographer (Rade Šerbedžija) to paint a portrait of simmering ethnic and religious hatred about to reach its boiling point. Made during the strife of the war-torn Balkan states in the nineties, this gripping triptych of love and violence is also a timeless evocation of the loss of pastoral innocence, and remains one of recent cinema's most powerful laments on the futility of war.

Film Info

  • Milcho Manchevski
  • Macedonia
  • 1994
  • 113 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.78:1
  • English, Macedonian, Albanian
  • Spine #436

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Milcho Manchevski
  • Audio commentary featuring Manchevski and film scholar Annette Insdorf
  • New video interview with actor Rade Šerbedžija
  • Behind the Scenes in Macedonia, a short 1993 documentary about the making of Before the Rain
  • Soundtrack selections, featuring the music of Macedonian band Anastasia
  • On-set footage, theatrical trailers, and stills galleries of production photos, storyboards, and letters
  • A selection from Manchevski's photography collection Street
  • Manchevski's award-winning "Tennessee" music video
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A new essay by film scholar Ian Christie

New cover by Marc English

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Milcho Manchevski
  • Audio commentary featuring Manchevski and film scholar Annette Insdorf
  • New video interview with actor Rade Šerbedžija
  • Behind the Scenes in Macedonia, a short 1993 documentary about the making of Before the Rain
  • Soundtrack selections, featuring the music of Macedonian band Anastasia
  • On-set footage, theatrical trailers, and stills galleries of production photos, storyboards, and letters
  • A selection from Manchevski's photography collection Street
  • Manchevski's award-winning "Tennessee" music video
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A new essay by film scholar Ian Christie

New cover by Marc English

Before the Rain
Cast
Katrin Cartlidge
Anne
Rade Šerbedžija
Aleksander
Grégoire Colin
Kiril
Labina Mitevska
Zamira
Credits
Director
Milcho Manchevski
Screenplay
Milcho Manchevski
Producer
Cat Villiers
Producer
Sam Taylor
Producer
Cedomir Kolar
Producer
Judy Counihan
Co-producers
Gorjan Tozija
Co-producers
Frederique Dumas-Zajdela
Co-producers
Marc Baschet
Editing
Nicolas Gaster
Cinematography
Manuel Teran
Music
Anastasia

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