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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. Written by
Hisham Zaman, the Kurdish Director, could translate one of the issue that Kurdish society and tribal environment which the Kurdish society has into a very artistic images which you can understand and accept through the film. Apart from the issues he present, he could also present the inner side of a Kurdish man who at the end a human who has a feelings and a big heart and can change to the better. Even if that change will cost him a lot. Though his film, Hisham could present the beauty and the ironical status of the society in a very beautiful combination of story and pictures which he could present. As for Hisham Zaman previous films, his short "Bawka" and his feature "Letter to the King" are presenting the creative a level of this successful Kurdish Director.
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