Be­fore Snow­fall

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - H.G. Has­san

"Be­fore Snow­fall", or more com­monly known as "Før snøen faller", is a road movie that em­barks on an in­trigu­ing tale of love, ad­ven­ture, and self dis­cov­er­ment, re­volv­ing around the pro­tag­o­nist Si­yar (played by tal­ented ac­tor Ab­dul­lah Ta­her).

Pro­ceed­ing the death of Si­yar's fa­ther, the six­teen-year-old takes over the po­si­tion of the head of the fam­ily, also tak­ing on the full brunt of the re­spon­si­bil­ity for the hon­our of his fam­ily. Un­for­tu­nately, shortly after this, Si­yar's older sis­ter, Ner­min runs away to Turkey to elope with her lover, in the process es­cap­ing from an ar­ranged mar­riage with the son of the leader of the vil­lage. This, of course, gal­va­nized Si­yar into go­ing after her with the in­tent to kill her and re­store his fam­ily's hon­our.

And thus, our pro­tag­o­nist's ad­ven­ture be­gins. Forced to cross sev­eral bor­ders il­le­gally, Si­yar even­tu­ally ends up in Istanbul, where he meets Evin (Suzan Ilir), a street urchin and the girl he winds up trav­el­ling with in his search for his sis­ter. Con­se­quen­tially, the two meet as Evin(who was mis­taken for a boy) steals from Si­yar, their fates in­ter­twin­ing to form an un­ex­pected bond.

"Be­fore Snow­fall" is a com­plex, com­ing-of-age story, that con­nects the feel­ings of two very lost and very much alone teenagers in an in­tri­cate tale of ro­mance, ad­ven­ture, and the pro­found.

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