Before Snowfall is an untraditional road movie that becomes an odyssey from East to West for Siyar, a village-boy from Iraqi-Kurdistan. When Siyar’s sister escapes from her own wedding, Siyar is given the task to track her down and restore the family’s reputation. This is the beginning of a dangerous journey where the collision of traditional bound cultures and modern western living challenges Siyar to find out who he really is.
Born in 1975 in Iraqi-Kurdistan. Zanam graduated from The Norwegian Film School at Lillehammer, and works as a director, scriptwriter and producer. He has directed several award winning short films, most notably Bawke which received more than 40 national and international awards. Before Snowfall is his first feature film.
2013 Before Snowfall
2009 The Other Ones
Original Title: Før Snøen Faller
Production Company: Mitosfilm, Paradox Film AS
Production year: 2013
Director: Hisham Zaman
Script: Kjell Ola Dahl, Hisham Zaman
Cinematography: Marius Matzow Gullbrandsen
Editor: Sverrir Kristjánsson
Music Composer: David Reyes
Producer: Finn Gjerdrum, Stein B. Kvae, Mehmet Aktaş
Running Time: 100 min
Country: Norway, Germany, KRG
Main Cast: Nazmi Kirik, Taher Abdullah Taher, Bahar Özen, Suzan Ilir Billey