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Milcho Manchevski (Macedonian: Милчо Манчевски [ˈmilt͡ʃɔ ˈmant͡ʃɛfski] (About this soundlisten), born October 18, 1959)[1] is a Macedonian film director. His 1994 film Before the Rain was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 67th Academy Awards,[2][3][4] and The New York Times included it in its Guide to the Best 1,000 Films Ever Made list.[5][6][7] Manchevski’s work also includes the films Dust (2001), Shadows (2007),[5] Mothers (2010), Bikini Moon (2017) and Willow on IMDb (2019) in post-production, as well as the shorts The End of Time (2017), Thursday (2013), Macedonia Timeless (2009), Tennessee (1991) and 1.73 (1984).

Milcho Manchevski
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Born (1959-10-18) October 18, 1959 (age 59)[1]
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, photographer, writer, artist
Years active1978–present
AwardsGolden Lion

1994 Before the Rain
Academy Award nomination 1995 Before the Rain[2]
Silver Condor for Best Foreign Film
1995 Before the Rain
Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film
8 1995 Before the Rain
MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video
1992 "Tennessee"
Billboard Music Award for Best Video: New Pop/Rock Act

1992 "Tennessee"

Manchevski has authored two exhibitions of photographs, and works of fiction, as well as books of essays and performance art. His work had more than 250 festival screenings (including Venice, Berlin, Toronto, São Paulo, Istanbul, Tokyo, Jerusalem, Hong Kong, Stockholm, etc. His films have been distributed in more than 50 countries. His work has been included in the curricula of numerous universities and has been the subject of two academic conferences (in Firenza and Leipzig); he holds an Honorary Doctorate from Moscow's VGIK. He teaches at the Feirstein Graduate School at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. His previous teaching positions include Shanghai University in China, VGIK in Moscow, EICTV in Cuba, University of Valladolid, Institute of Advanced Studies Hungary and the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.


Selected filmography (as director)Edit

Feature filmsEdit

Short filmsEdit

  • The End of Time (2017)
  • Thursday (2013)
  • Buddies: Race – Skopsko for Us (2015)
  • Buddies: Filip – Skopsko for Us (2015)
  • Buddies: Green Car – Skopsko for Us (2015)
  • Macedonia Timeless: Mountains (2008)
  • Macedonia Timeless: Temples (2008)
  • Macedonia Timeless: Archaeology (2008)


Music videosEdit

Art exhibitionsEdit

  • "Dreaming a Wu Yan Poem", 2017
  • "Five Drops of Dream",(Exhibition of photographic pentaptychs) 2010
  • "Street", 1999


  • "Pictures, Words, and Lies" 2015
  • "Truth and Fiction: Notes on (Exceptional) Faith in Art", 2012
  • "The Ghost of My Mother", 2000


  1. ^ a b "Milcho Manchevski: Full Biography". Kinoteka na Makedonija. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "The 67th Academy Awards (1995) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  3. ^ Bleiler, D. (2004). TLA Video & DVD Guide 2005: The Discerning Film Lover's Guide. TLA VIDEO & DVD GUIDE. St. Martin's Press. p. 53. ISBN 978-0-312-31690-7. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Bode, Gus (6 June 1997). "When Milcho Manchevski graduated from SIUC's film school in 1982, he had no idea that he would one day write and direct an Oscar nominated film". Daily Egyptian. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  5. ^ a b c Holden, Stephen (January 29, 2009). "A Macedonian Ghost Story, Directed by Milcho Manchevski". The New York Times. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d Dawson, Nick (March 8, 2017). "Milcho Manchevski, Shadows". Filmmaker Magazine. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  7. ^ Nichols, P.M.; Scott, A.O. (2004). The New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made. Film Critics of the New York Times. St. Martin's Press. p. 91. ISBN 978-0-312-32611-1. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  8. ^ Bruno Carmelo (2017-10-25). "Mostra de São Paulo 2017: "A Internet ainda não ajudou o cinema como ajudou a música", afirma Milcho Manchevski, diretor de Bikini Moon" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2017-11-08.
  9. ^ Gui,Augusto (2017-10-21). "Bikini Moon [Resenha do Filme]" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2017-11-08.
  10. ^ Senjanovic, Natasha (February 21, 2011). "Mothers: Berlin Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  11. ^ "Retrospective of Milcho Manchevski's Work to Be Held in Brazil -". Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  12. ^ History in Dust: An Interview with Milcho Manchevski Roderick Coover Film Quarterly; Winter 2004/2005; 58, 2; ProQuest Direct Complete, p. 2

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