Before the Rain
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Before the Rain


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Studio: Criterion Collection
Director: Milcho Manchevski
Year: 1994
Format: DVD
Genre: Drama, War
Cast: Grégoire Colin, Katrin Cartlidge, Labina Mitevska, Rade Šerbedžija
Original Language: English, Macedonian, Albanian
Subtitle Language:
Number of discs: 1
Street Date: 24-Jun-08
Runtime (minutes):


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.

  • 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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