The first film made in the newly independent Republic of Macedonia, Milcho Manchevski's Before the Rain crosscuts the stories of an orthodox Christian monk (Grégoire Colin), a British photo agent (Katrin Cartlidge), and a native Macedonian war photographer (Rade Serbedzija) to paint a portrait of simmering, entrenched ethnic and religious hatred about to reach its boiling point. Made during the strife of the war-torn Balkan states in the nineties, this gripping triptych of love and violence is also a timeless evocation of the loss of pastoral innocence, and remains one of recent cinema's most poetic evocations of the futility of war.
- Audio commentary featuring Manchevski and film scholar Annette Insdorf
- New video interview with actor Rade Serbedzija
- Manchevski's award-winning music video of Arrested Development's "Tennessee"
- Stills galleries of Manchevski's photographs and on-set shots
- Theatrical trailer