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“One of the greatest debut feature films in the history of cinema”

(Annette Insdorf)

“One of the most important films of the decade”

(Ann Kibbey)

“Working in a sophisticated, elliptical style, mr. Manchevski brings to his film an overwhelming vision.”

(Janet Maslin, The New York Times)

“One of the best 1,000 movies ever made”

(The New York Times)

“Director Manchevski has made a debut so astonishingly assured in writing and technique he is guaranteed a footnote in movie history even if he never makes another movie. Before the rain is stunning. It is the sort of remarkable debut that reinstalls faith in the movies as genuine art.”

(Miami Herald)

“A brilliant directorial debut. Work like this keeps me going. A reminder of the nobility that film can attain.”

(Roger Ebert)

“Stunning, often hypnotic… almost has the impact of a masterpiece… shakes you up… coming seemingly out of nowhere, it’s a movie that seems somehow fully formed, unshakably confident, the work of a filmmaker alive and inventive in every shot he takes.”

(Chicago Tribune)

“Powerful and passionate... Its greatness rests in the timeless truths of its narrative... Some of the most luminous close-ups since ingmar bergman discovered color... Together, the filmmakers and performers create scenes of such emotional opacity that at times we seem to be reading tiny fluctuations of the soul.”

(Dallas Observer)

“Macedonian masterpiece”

(Los Angeles Reader)

“Master from Macedonia”

(Outlook Rave!)



The New York Times, Peter M. Nichols: The New York Times Guide to the Best 1000 Movies Ever Made

Charles Matthews: Oscar A to Z

Roger Ebert, Roger Ebert's Video Companion (1997 Edition)

Elliot Wilhelm: VideoHound's World Cinema: The Adventurer's Guide to Movie Watching

Jacob Levich: The Motion Picture Guide (1996 Annual)

Leonard Maltin: Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide 1996

The Editors of Cinebooks: The Seventh Virgin Film Guide

Mick Martin, Marsha Porter: Video Movie Guide 1996

Paolo Mereghetti: Dizinario dei Film 1998

Clare Bundy, Lise Carigg, Sibyl Goldman, Andrea Pyros: Girls on Film

Miami Herald, Rene Rodriguez: Director Makes Dazzling Debut in Rain

Variety, Max Alexander: The 'Rain' Maker

Variety, Deborah Young: Before the Rain: A Stunning Tale Of Macedonia

The New Yorker, Anthony Lane: Balkan Homecoming

The New York Times, Janet Maslin: The Worst Can Happen, And Happen It Does

The New York Times, Janet Maslin: Spacemen, Lost Souls and Toys in 1995's Best Films

The New York Times, Ellen Pall: A Journey to Macedonia Takes a Director to Sundance

The Deadbolt, Brian Tallerico: Before the Rain (review)

Creative Loafing, Lance Goldenberg: Before the Rain is a Postmodern Puzzle 

The Guardian, Andrew Pulver: Distant Voices

Independent, Quentin Curtis: Before the Rain (review)

Chicago Sun-Times, Jaime N. Christley: Before the Rain (review)

P.O.V., Richard Raskin: On unhappy endings, politics and storytelling.
An interview with Milcho Manchevski

24, Hossein Eidi Zadeh: Photo of Death (in Persian)

La Repubblica, Irene Bigniardi: Tre Raconti Un Solo Grande Odio (in Italian)

Silvana Silvestri: Macedonia: Lampi di guerra visti da lontano (in Italin)

Paola Jacobbi: Milcho il Macedone (in Italian)

Tullio Kezich: In Principio Fu La Guerra (in Italian)

Roberta Ciciti: Sangue in Macedonia (in Italian)

L'Arena review: Il Seduttore Macedone (in Italian)

Telerama, Samuel Douhaire: Un Cinéaste Au Fond Des Yeux (35): Lou Ye (in French)

Vozpopuli, Karina Sainz Borgo: Las 100 mejores películas sobre migración (in Spanish)

Filme Magazine, Gabriela Amione: Before the Rain Falls

Sungu Çapan: Sözcükler, Yüzler Ve Resimler... (in Turkish)

Film Review: Words, Faces and Pictures

John Reardon: A Stunning Debut

Collider, Ben Begley: Before the Rain Criterion DVD review

Now Magazine, Andrew Dowler: Before the Rain DVD review

DVD Talk, Glenn Erickson: Before the Rain DVD review

DVD Town, Christopher Long: Before the Rain: The Criterion Collection (DVD review)

DVD Verdict, Judge Clark Douglas: Before the Rain: Criterion Collection (DVD review)

Miami Herald, Rene Rodriguez: It's Been a Long Wait for "Before the Rain"

A.V. Club, Noel Murray: Before the Rain (DVD review)

Aleksandra Pavlova: Prima Della Pioggia di Milcho Manchevski - Viaggio nella cultura macedone attraverso una storia senza tempo (in Italian)

Taz, Eva-Maria Lenz: Auch im Kloster keine Zuflucht vor der Barbarei (in German)

Der Spiegel, Urs Jenny: Stell dir Vor "Vor dem Regen"

Glamous, Alain Wais: Une Etrange Macedoine (in French)

Grand Ecran: Before the Rain (in French)

Le Nouvel Observateur: Before the Rain (in French)

Daily-movies, Vincent Annen: Before The Rain: Un Conte En Trois Parties - Link / Photo

Parcour, Yves Jaegle: Chronique d'une guerre annoncee (in French)

Elle, Philippe Collin: Le Choix De Elle - Before the Rain (in French)

Douban: "Before the Rain" evaluation (in Chinese)

Puglia Live: Com’e Triste Venezia?” E’ Il Titolo Della Nuova Rassegna Cinematografica Di D’autore, Dell’afc (in Italian)

Теа Модерна, Ивана Тасев: Нешто сосема лично: Милчо Манчевски (in Macedonian) Преди и след дъжда (in Bulgarian)

The Phantom Country: Broken circle: Before the Rain (review)

 Houston Distant Thunder, Matt Zoller Seitz: Before the Rain (review)

Out of Mind Media: Before the Rain (review)

The Tsing Salon Journal: Before the Rain in "Global Perspective of Ethnic Conflict"       Summary in English

Toronto's Online Film Magazine, Andrew Parker: Macedonian Film Festival 2015 Review: Before The Rain

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