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Before Snowfall is a road movie that becomes an odyssey from East to West for young Siyar, a village-boy from Iraqi-Kurdistan. His journey begins when his older sister, Nermin, flees her wedding. Siyar’s father is dead, and as the eldest son, he is obliged to set out to find his sister and restore his family honour in the local village. In Istanbul he meets the young girl Evin. They travel together. Their journey through Greece, Germany (Berlin) and Norway makes Siyar’s search for his sister a search for dignity and love.


Tribeca Film Festival – Best Cinematography, nominated for Best Feature; Amanda Awards – nominated for Best Film, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress;Gothenburg International Film Festival – Best Nordic Film.

Hisham Zaman

Hisham Zaman was born in 1975. He graduated from The Norwegian Film School. He created several aclaimed short films: The Bridge (2003), won The Norwegian Playwright’s Association’s Award for Best Screenplay; Bawke (2005) received more than 40 national and international awards; Winterland (2007) received Amanda for Best Acrtress. Before Snowfall is his feature debute.