Before the Rain
- Original title
Before the Rain (Pred Dozdot)
- Running time
- 110 min.
- FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia)
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.
: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
: Venice: Golden Lion (ex aequo)
: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Foreign Film
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