Before the Rain

Before the Rain

Director: Milcho Manchevski Cast: Katrin Cartlidge, Rade Serbedzija, Grégoire Colin

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Overview

Milcho Manchevski's first feature film is a three-part story of the violence and political chaos tearing apart the newly independent nation of Macedonia (former Yugoslavia). In part one, Kiril (Grégoire Colin), an Orthodox monk, encounters Zamira (Labina Mitevska), a Muslim from Albania. Zamira is frightened and has nowhere to go, so Kiril lets her stay in his cell, knowing that if the authorities find her, his peaceful life will be shattered. The second segment, set in London, concerns Anne (Katrin Cartlidge), married to stable but boring Nick (Jay Villiers) but enjoying an affair with Macedonian photographer Aleksander (Rade Serbedzija); Anne is trying to decide if she should stay with Nick or leave with Aleksander, before unexpected events make the decision for her. The conclusion follows Aleksander back to Macedonia; while he's tired of photographing war, he finds no sanctuary in his home town, as Christians and Muslims wage war and he accidentally causes the death of innocent bystanders. Before the Rain received an 1995 Academy Award nomination as Best Foreign Language Film.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/24/2008
UPC: 0715515029421
Original Release: 1994
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:53:00
Sales rank: 6,562

Special Features

New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Milcho Manchevski; Audio commentary featuring film scholar Annette Insdorf and Manchevski; New video inteview 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 of 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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Katrin Cartlidge Anne
Rade Serbedzija Aleksandar
Grégoire Colin Kiril
Labina Mitevska Zamira
Silvija Stojanovska Hana
Jay Villiers Nick
Phyllida Law Anne's Mother
Abdurahan Salja Zekir
Peter Needham Maire d'
Rod Woodruff Waiter in Fight
Meto Jovanovski Dr Saso
Milica Stojanova Aunt Cveta
Joe Gould Redhead Waiter

Technical Credits
Milcho Manchevski Director,Screenwriter
Anastasia Score Composer
Marc Baschet Co-producer
Judy Counihan Producer
Moni Damevski Casting
Frederique Dumas-Zajdela Co-producer
Nicolas Gaster Editor
Caroline Harris Costumes/Costume Designer
Joan Hills Makeup
Darius Khondji Cinematographer
Cedomir Kolar Producer
Sharon Lomofsky Production Designer
Sheila Fraser Milne Associate Producer
David Munns Production Designer
David Redman Associate Producer
Liora Reich Casting
Morag Ross Makeup
Paul Sarony Producer
Mary Soan Asst. Director
Sam Taylor Producer
Manuel Teran Cinematographer
Gorjan Tizija Co-producer
Gorjan Tozija Co-producer
Cat Villers Producer
Sue Yelland Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Before the Rain
1. Logos/Opening Credits [4:10]
2. "Words" [7:11]
3. Funeral [6:20]
4. "Eye for An Eye" [5:53]
5. Escape [6:01]
6. Grandpa and Brother [6:39]
7. "Faces" [5:03]
8. Anne and Aleksandar [8:38]
9. Restaurant [1:30]
10. "Pictures" [9:16]
11. Homecoming [5:29]
12. Family [5:42]
13. Albanians [6:08]
14. The Doctor [7:30]
15. "I Took Sides" [5:22]
16. Hana's Visit [6:24]
17. "Shoot, Cousin, Shoot" [5:21]
18. Rain [5:10]
19. Color Bars [5:18]
1. Great First Feature [4:10]
2. Idea and Script [7:11]
3. Double Feature [6:20]
4. Style [5:53]
5. Internal Rhyming [6:01]
6. Anastasia [6:39]
7. A New Mystery [5:03]
8. Phyllida and Katrin [8:38]
9. Violent Tension [1:30]
10. Contemporary Macedonia [9:16]
11. Loss of Innocene [5:29]
12. The Two Corpses [5:42]
13. Filmmaking Experience [6:08]
15. The Photographs [5:22]
14. Bordering Conflicts [7:30]
16. Ghostly Women [6:24]
17. Creative Geography [5:21]
18. Tragic Vision [5:10]
19. Color Bars [5:18]

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