Before the Rain

Winner of the Golden Lion , Venice Film festival 1994 and Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 1995 Academy Awards., Before the Rain was included on the New York Times ‘Best 1,000 Films Ever Made’ list.

Filmed in Macedonia and London.

Set against the background of political turbulence in Macedonia and contemporary London, three love stories intertwine to create a powerful portrait of modern Europe. 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.

  • Writer and Director: Milcho Manchevski
  • Producers: Judy Counihan, Cédomir Kolar, Sam Taylor, Cat Villiers
  • Director of Photography: Manuel Teran
  • Editor: Nicolas Gaster


  • Katrin Cartlidge
  • Rade Serbedzija
  • Grégoire Colin
  • Labina Mitevska