North Macedonia, UK, France


Set against a background of political trbulence in Macedonia and contemporary London, three love stories intertwine to create a powerful portrait of modern Europe:
When a mysterious incident in the fabled Macedonian mountains blows out of proportion, it threatens to start a civil war, and brings together a silent young monk, a London picture editor, and a disillusioned war photographer in a tragic tale of fated lovers.
Told in three parts, and linked by characters and events, BEFORE THE RAIN explores the uncompromising nature of war as it ravages the lives of the unsuspecting, and forces the innocent to take sides ...

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Milcho Manchevski

Written by: Milcho Manchevski

Produced by: Judy Counihan, Cedomar Kolar, Sam Taylor, Cat Villiers

Cast: Rade Serbedzija (Aleksandar), Katrin Cartlidge (Anne), Grégoire Colin (Kiril), Labina Mitevska, Jay Villiers

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 1994