Before Snowfall (Før snøen faller)

  • Hisham Zaman /
  • Norway /
  • 2012 /
  • 105 mins

Taher Abdullah Taher, Bahar Ozen, Suzan Ilir, Billey Dimirtas, Hassan Demirca, Naseradeen Mohammed Kaheleel, Nazmi Kirik, Birol Unel / Fiction / Kurdish

A boy’s quest for his runaway sister becomes a dangerous journey into the unknown.

Hisham Zaman

Hisham Zaman (b. 1975), graduated from The Norwegian Film School at Lillehammer in 2004. His short film The Bridge (2003), made in collaboration with fellow students and financed privately, won The Norwegian Playwright's Association's Award for Best Screenplay at the Norwegian Short Film Festival 2003, and his diploma film The Roof (2004) was invited to, and screened at, several international film festivals. Arguably his breakthrough film, Bawke (2005) became a hit on the international festival circuit, and has received more than 40 national and international awards. In 2007 he directed another noteworthy short film; the comedic drama Winterland (2007), a warm and humorous diaspora-story about a Kurdish refugee settled in godforsaken spot in Northern Norway, and his new wife recently arrived from their home country. In 2013 Hisham Zaman is releasing his debut feature film "Before Snowfall" - A road movie that becomes an odyssey from East to West for young Siyar, a village-boy from Iraqi-Kurdistan.

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