HIDE YOUR SMILING FACES
DCP / HD - 2013 - USA - 80 min - Color - Drama
HIDE YOUR SMILING FACES
Original title: HIDE YOUR SMILING FACES
A film by Daniel Patrick Carbone
Hide Your Smiling Faces vividly depicts the young lives of two brothers as they abruptly come of age through the experience of a friend’s mysterious death. The event ripples under the surface of their town, unsettling the brothers and their friends in a way that they can’t fully understand. Once familiar interactions begin to take on a macabre tone in light of the tragic accident, leading Eric, 14, and Tommy, 9, to retreat into their wild surroundings. As the two brothers vocally face the questions they have about mortality, they simultaneously hold their own silent debates within their minds that build into seemingly insurmountable moral peaks. Hide Your Smiling Faces is a true, headlong glimpse into the raw spirit of youth, as well as the calluses that one often develops as a result of an unfiltered past.
Original language: English
Produced by: FLIES COLLECTIVE - Matthew Petock, Zachary Shedd, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Jordan Bailey-Hoover
Berlinale - Generation section 2013 Official Selection Tribeca 2013 - World Narrative Competition Champs-Elysées Film Festival - Official Competition 2013 GALWAY FILM FLEADH 2013 T-MOBILE NEW HORIZONS International Film Festival, Poland 2013 - Panorama section Sarajevo Film festival 2013 - operation Kino section Fresh Film Fest 2013, Czech Republic - section Fresh Generation Festival do Rio - Rio International Films Festival 2013 Cinema in sneakers festival, Poland 2013 London BFI Film Festival 2013 - FIRST FEATURE COMPETITION Semana Internacional de cine de Valladolid Spain 2013 American Film Festival, Poland 2013 Abu Dhabi Film festival 2013 Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2013 - Open Horizons section Leiden International film festival, Netherlands 2013 - Competiton Cape Town Film Festival, South Africa 2013 Stockolm Film Festival 2013 Tallinn Black Night Film Festival 2013 Cinemagic Film Festival 2013, UK Chennai International Film Festival 2013 Rendezvous Festival Istanbul 2013 Pune International Film Festival 2013 Discovery Zone Luxembourg City Film Festival 2013 - Competition
Stockolm Film Festival 2013 - Nordic Premiere Silver Audience Award
Daniel Patrick Carbone
Daniel Patrick Carbone is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, currently residing in Brooklyn, NYC. In 2008, he received the Warner Bros. Film Award and multiple NYU First Run Film Festival awards for his short, Feral, which went on to screen at film festivals internationally. In 2012, he was selected for the IFP Narrative Labs, Emerging Visions program, and the New York Film Festival’s Artists Academy for his debut feature film, Hide Your Smiling Faces. The film took the top prize at the US-in-Progress section of the American Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland and will have its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2013. He is currently in postproduction on Phantom Cowboys, a feature-length documentary and Cinereach grantee, which he co-directed and shot. Also a Director of Photography, Daniel shot the independent feature film A Little Closer for director Matthew Petock in 2009, and director Rick Alverson’s Rabbit in 2011. As DP, his work has been showcased at the Sundance Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, among many others.