BEFORE THE RAIN
by Milcho Manchevski (Pred dozdot, Macedonia, 1994, 1h53)
starring Rade Serbedzija, Katrin Cartlidge, Grégoire Colin, Labina Mitevska
In Macedonia, Kiril, a young Orthodox monk, takes in Zamira, an Albanian teenager who is being pursued by armed men. In London, Anne is torn between her husband and her lover, Aleksandar, a Yugoslavian photographer who has decided to return to his country after a fifteen-year absence. The two stories will eventually become interwoven.