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Title Before the rain : (a tale in three parts) / Universal ; Aim Productions, Noé Productions and Vardar Film with the participation of British Screen and the European Co-Production Fund present ; in association with Polygram Audiovisual and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia ; a film by Milcho Manchevski ; produced by Judy Counihan, Cedomir Kolar, Sam Taylor, Cat Villiers ; written and directed by Milcho Manchevski.

Publication Info. [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [1994]


Location Call No. Status
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult FOREIGN DVD  DVD FOREIGN ALB-B    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  FOREIGN FILM DVD BEFO    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([12] pages ; color illustrations ; 19 cm.).
Series Criterion collection ; 436
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 436.
System Details DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital surround; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.78:1, enhanced for 16:9 televisions; new restored high-definition digital transfer; new and improved English subtitle translation.
Cast Rade Šerbedžija, Katrin Cartlidge, Labina Mitevska, Gregoire Colin.
Credits Director of photography, Manuel Teran ; edited by Nicolas Gaster ; music composed by "Anastasia" ; production designers, Sharon Lomofsky, David Munns.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1994.
Summary This trio of stories begins with "Words," as a young Macedonian monk discovers an Albanian girl hiding in his quarters, and attempts to hide her from a local militia. In the second, "Faces," a London photo-agent struggles with how to tell her husband she's been having an affair with one of her foreign photojournalists. In the third, "Pictures," the photojournalist returns to his Macedonian village and becomes embroiled in centuries-old skirmishes. For these people, as one of them says, "Time never dies...the circle is not round." Connected in subtle ways, each finds that in the former Yugoslavia, it does not matter whether a person tries to help or stay neutral. Trouble ensues either way.
Contents Logos/Opening credits -- "Words" -- Funeral -- "Eye for an eye" -- Escape -- Grandpa and brother -- "Faces" -- Anne and Aleksandar -- Restaurant -- "Pictures" -- Homecoming -- Family -- Albanians -- Doctor -- "I took sides" -- Hana's visit -- "Shoot, cousin, shoot" -- Rain -- Color bars.
Note Special features: Commentary [optional audio feature]; Director's statement [text feature]; Rade Šerbedžija interview [featurette] (17 min.); "Behind the scenes in Macedonia" [featurette] (1993) (16 min.); On-set footage [featurette] (6 min.); Soundtrack selections [audio featurette] (16 min.); Trailers (7 min.); Stills galleries [slide show]; "Street" photography [slide show]; "Tennessee" music video (4 min.); booklet includes the essay "Never-ending story" by Ian Christie.
Awards Winner, Venice Film Festival, 1994: Golden Lion: Milcho Manchevski; "CinemAwenire' Award-Best Film in Competition: Milcho Manchevski; FIPRESCI Prize: Milcho Manchevski; OCIC Award - Honorable Mention: Milcho Manchevski; Pasinetti Award-Best Actor: Rade Šerbedžija.
Language In Macedonian, English and Albanian with optional subtitles in English.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Macedonia (Republic) -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century -- Drama.
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Personal narratives -- Drama.
Ethnic conflict -- Religious aspects -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Macedonia (Republic) -- Drama.
Ethnic relations -- Religious aspects -- Drama.
Genre/Form War films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Foreign films.
Motion pictures, Macedonian.
Motion pictures, Albanian.
Added Author Manchevski, Milcho. Screenwriter. Director.
Counihan, Judy. Producer.
Kolar, Čedomir, 1949- Producer.
Taylor, Sam. Producer.
Villiers, Cat. Producer.
Šerbedžija, Rade, 1946- Actor.
Cartlidge, Katrin. Actor.
Mitevska, Labina. Actor.
Colin, Grégoire. Actor.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
AIM Productions.
Noé Productions International.
Vardar film (Firm)
British Screen.
European Co-Production Fund (Firm)
PolyGram Audiovisuel (Firm)
Macedonia (Republic). Ministerstvo za obrazovanie i fizička kultura.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Title on container: Before the rain a film by Milcho Manchevski
Added Title (a tale in three parts)
ISBN 1604650370
Standard No. 715515029421
Music No. CC1749D Criterion Collection
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