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.
A Milcho Manchevski Film
Before the Rain was released theatrically in 1994, and on DVD in the US by the Criterion Collection in June, 2008
Aim Productions, Noe Productions & Vardar Film
with the participation of British Screen and the European Coproduction Fund (UK)
in association with Polygram Audiovisuel & The Ministry of Culture for the Republic of Macedonia
Written And Directed By Milcho Manchevski
Music Composed By Anastasia
Director Of Photography Manuel Teran
Edited By Nicolas Gaster
Frederique Dumas - Zajdela
Gorjan Tozija for Vardar Film
Sheila Fraser Milne