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Before the Rain (Pred dozhdot)
Milcho Manchevski's first feature film is a three-part story of the violence and political chaos tearing apart the newly independent nation of Macedonia (former Yugoslavia). In part one, Kiril (Grégoire Colin), an Orthodox monk, encounters Zamira (Labina Mitevska), a Muslim from Albania. Zamira is frightened and has nowhere to go, so Kiril lets her stay in his cell, knowing that if the authorities find her, his peaceful life will be shattered. The second segment, set in London, concerns Anne (Katrin Cartlidge), married to stable but boring Nick (Jay Villiers) but enjoying an affair with… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What it loses in novelty and subtlety it makes up for in its earnest depiction of love and individual human decency in the face of societal cruelty."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine
"Unfortunately not the masterpiece I hoped for, but still a thought-provoking trio of intertwined stories set in the war-torn Balkans."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"Creates a scenario that it's inevitable the heavy rains will fall over the bloody land ... ."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Makes it clear that the long arm of tribal violence is stark and scary."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Dealing with the Balkan wars, this ambitious and compassionate art film interweaves three stories (one set in London) that contrast the calm beauty of the Macedonian landscape with the harowing violence that erups within its borders."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Impecable."
‑ Alex Ramirez, Cinenganos
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