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

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

Shot in four different countries, this ambitious debut from director Hisham Zaman is a memorable achievement. Unfolding as a coming of age drama, this beautifully crafted road movie explores the oppressive power and weight of cultural tradition. In a brilliant performance, lead actor Taher Abdullah Taher crosses borders illegally, searching the treacherous streets of one unfamiliar city after another, as his character draws ever-nearer to finding both his sister, and himself.

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