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Hide Your Smiling Faces

Daniel Patrick Carbone, USA 2013, 81’

A story about growing up – the period of grey between the defined colours of childhood and adulthood – formed carefully with enormous sensitivity and understanding. The world of a group of boys living on the edge of a savage forest is turned upside down by the death of a friend. This event exposes their ordered daily structure to new, increasingly radical emotional stimuli. Their parents are no longer authorities and the world has begun to smell of death. The director abandons carefully crafted dialogues in favour of silence that "speaks". Nonetheless, sound plays a large role in the film – always present, oscillating, emphasising an atmosphere of anxiety and uncertainty. Nothing like discovering slides of the past in the attic reminds you that the taste of childhood – contrary to popular opinion – is above all bitter.

Daniel Patrick Carbone

Daniel Patrick Carbone is an American from New Jersey, born in 1984, and a graduate of the New York Tisch School of the Arts. His short film Feral won a film award granted by Warner Bros in 2008. In addition to directing, he is also involved in cinematography. Hide Your Smiling Faces is his full-length debut.


2007 Being (kr. m. / short)

2008 Feral (kr. m. / short)

2013 Nie uśmiechaj się / Hide Your Smiling Faces


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director Daniel Patrick Carbone
screenplay Daniel Patrick Carbone
cinematography Nick Bentgen
editing Daniel Patrick Carbone
music Robert Donne
sound Chris Foster
cast Ryan Jones, Nathan Varnson, Colm O'Leary, Thomas Cruz, Christina Starbuck, Chris Kies
producer Matthew Petock, Zachary Shedd, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Jordan Bailey-Hoover
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language English
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