Before the Rain [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [Alb/Eng/Mac] 
- SKU: 9022014
- Release Date: 06/24/2008
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- 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
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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Cast & Crew
- Katrin Cartlidge - Anne
- Rade Serbedzija - Aleksandar
- Grégoire Colin - Kiril
- Labina Mitevska - Zamira
- Silvija Stojanovska - Hana