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Seen on: 02/15/2011

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Before the Rain (1994)

Directed by Milcho Manchevski


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The circularity of violence seen in a story that circles on itself. In Macedonia, during the war in Bosnia, Christians hunt an ethnic Albanian girl who may have murdered one of their own. A young monk who’s taken a vow of silence offers her protection. In London, a photographic editor who’s pregnant needs to talk it out with her estranged husband and chooses a toney restaurant.

Length 113 minutes


Rade Serbedzija | Katrin Cartlidge | Daniel Newman | Phyllida Law | Jay Villiers | Labina Mitevska | Grégoire Colin | Vladimir Jacev | Petar Mirčevski | Abdurrahman Shala | Meto Jovanovski | Rod Woodruff | Peter Needham | Džemail Maksut | Milica Stojanova | Silvija Stojanovska | Josif Josifovski | Kiril Ristoski | Katerina Kocevska | Blagoja Spirkovski-Džumerko | Kiril Psaltirov | Mladen Krstevski | Ilko Stefanovski | Atila Klince | Gabrielle Hamilton | Aleksandar Mikić

Viewing Notes

Another Criterion disc and another insightful drama about war; this time the racial divisions in Macedonia (and the Balkans in general).

As the summary mentions, the film is circular in nature and can be slightly confusing at first.


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