Before The Rain


(out of 5)

Inspired setup suffers from not having enough substance at its core. The film is told in three stories, the third completing the missing link to the first, mostly centring around a Macedonian filmmaker () and his British girlfriend (). Milcho Manchevski’s film debut, the first major film from the newly independent state of Macedonia, is stunningly photographed, but ultimately not effective enough. Emma Thompson’s mother, , has a wonderful small role as Cartlidge’s mother.

Aim, British Screen Productions, European Co-production Fund, Ministry of Culture for the Republic of Macedonia, Noe, PolyGram Audiovisuel, Vardar Film

Republic of Macedonia/France/United Kingdom, 1994

Directed by

Screenplay by Milcho Manchevski

Cinematography by 

Produced by , , ,

Music by , , ,

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by ,

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1994

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