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BEFORE SNOWFALL

by Hisham Zaman

synopsis

A young village-boy from Iraqi-Kurdistan has overtaken the responsibility for his siblings after the death of their parents. When his older sister refuses to marry the man he chooses for her, he is forced by morality of his village to ran after his sister and kill her to restore the family honor. On his journey to catch his sister, he makes friendship with a young girl Evin in Istanbul. They continue the journey together through Greece, Germany (Berlin) and Norway. During the journey through different cultures, he gradually matures as he is forced to set in question the ethics of his cultural moral of honor-killing...

international title: Before Snowfall
original title: Før snøen faller
country: Norway, Germany, Iraq
sales agent: New Morning Films
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Hisham Zaman
film run: 96'
release date: NO 14/01/2013, DE 11/09/2014
screenplay: Hisham Zaman, Kjell Ola Dahl
cast: Suzan Ilir, Bahar Ozen, Abdullah Taher, Birol Ünel
cinematography by: Marius Matzow Gulbrandsen
film editing: Sverrir Kristjánsson
music: David Reyes
producer: Finn Gjerdrum, Stein B. Kvae
co-producer: Mehmet Aktas
production: Paradox Spillefilm, Mîtosfilm
distributor: Dualfilm GmbH

main awards/selection

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2013 
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