Plot: The circularity of violence seen in a story that circles on itself. In Macedonia, during war in Bosnia, Christians hunt an ethnic Albanian girl who may have murdered one of their own. A young monk who's taken a vow of silence offers her protection. In London, a photographic editor who's pregnant needs to talk it out with her estranged husband and chooses a toney restaurant. She wants permanence with her lover, a prize-winning Macedonian photographer just back from Bosnia, changed by the violence. He leaves abruptly for his village; he's not visited it in 16 years. There he tries to ignore bitter divisions between his Orthodox brethren and local Albanians, then tries to transcend them.
Director: Milcho Manchevski
Won the Golden Lion of the 1994 Venice Film Festival.
Runtime: 113 min
Country: Republic of Macedonia | France | UK
Language: Macedonian | English | Albanian
Uma Macedonia dilacerada pela guerra serve como pano de fundo para tres narrativas: 'Palavras', na qual monge se apaixona por garota refugiada; 'Rostos', em que fotografa se ve dividida entre marido e amante; e 'Imagens', que mostra o retorno do premiado fotografo Aleksander para sua nativa Macedonia.