Oscar Movies: Before the Rain

Gramercy Pictures

Oscar Nominations: 1

Foreign-Language Film: Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)

The picture consists of three interrelated stories, two set in Macedonia while the central one is set in London, about the cultural conflicts that have torn the country apart.

Greece protested the Academy's labeling of the film's country as Macedonia, so it was changed into Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia).

The winner, however, was the Russian entry, Mikhalkov's “Burnt by the Sun,” which earlier in the year premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.