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Before the Rain

7.7
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Original title
Before the Rain (Pred Dozdot)
Year
Running time
110 min.
Country
FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia) FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia)
Director
Screenwriter
Milcho Manchevski
Music
Anastasia
Cinematography
Manuel Teran
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Macedonia-UK-France
Genre
Drama | Balkan Wars. Ensemble Film
Synopsis / Plot
The circularity of violence seen in a story that circles on itself. In Macedonia, during 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. She wants permanence with her lover, a prize-winning Macedonian photographer just back from Bosnia, changed by the violence. He leaves abruptly for his village; he's not visited it in 16 years. There he tries to ignore bitter divisions between his Orthodox brethren and local Albanians, then tries to transcend them.
Awards
1994: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
1994: Venice: Golden Lion (ex aequo)
1995: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Foreign Film
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