Before Snowfall (Før snøen faller)


Dutmers at the Dennos MuseumWed, Jul 31, 2013 9:00 PM
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Film Info
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Release Year:2013
Runtime:105 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Production Country:Norway
Original Language:Kurdish
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Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Billey Demirtas
Eva Medusa Gühne
Suzan Ilir
Nazmi Kirik
Jin Musa
Bahar Ozen
Director:Hisham Zaman
Produced by:Finn Gjerdrum
Stein B. Kvae
Screenwriter:Kjell Ola Dahl
Hisham Zaman
Cinematography:Marius Matzow Gulbrandsen
Editing By:Sverrir Kristjánsson
Music By:David Reyes


Generally speaking, films from Norway are so great that we scarcely need to watch them first, but we’re very glad we saw this one, and we won’t soon forget it. “Before Snowfall” follows the dangerous journey of a 16-yearold Kurdish boy across Europe from Kurdistan and Turkey to Germany and Norway as he attempts to restore his family’s honor while moving between neighboring countries that are as different from one another as night and day. On his journey, he is smuggled across the borders with the help of a network of Kurdish immigrants, where he falls in love and comes of age in a foreign land. All the while, we watch how two peaceful countries, Norway and Germany, deal with immigrants who are unable to leave their violent pasts behind. Don’t miss this truly incredible film that will stay with you long after you leave the theater.