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Review: Meditative, Haunting And Very Beautiful 'Hide Your Smiling Faces'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • March 26, 2014 6:06 PM
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Hide Your Smiling Faces
In a strangely beautiful and unnerving moment, "Hide Your Smiling Faces" opens up with an arresting visual: a close-up of a snake -- its mouth wrapped around a fish, slowly struggling to swallow it whole. It's disturbing, fascinating and the shot lingers with a sense of awe, curiosity and wonder. And it many ways, this remarkably captured moment sums up everything this striking debut feature is about.

My Life In 10 Movies: Daniel Carbone, The Director Of 'Hide Your Smiling Faces'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 25, 2014 2:07 PM
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Hide Your Smiling Faces
While the technical accomplishments and formal influences on a director's work can be fascinating, sometimes the clearest understanding to their approach on cinema comes not from a checklist of inspirations, but a journey though their relationship with the medium. For example, knowing that Terrence Malick is a fan of Ben Stiller's "Zoolander" creates a much more complex portrait of the reclusive filmmaker that his own body of work may reflect. And so, in our ongoing semi-regular feature (kicked off by Terry Gilliam), we sat down with Daniel Carbone of the upcoming "Hide Your Smiling Faces" to talk about the movie touchstones in his life.

Tribeca Review: The Terrific 'Hide Your Smiling Faces' Is A Haunting Look At Adolescence

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • April 23, 2013 5:57 PM
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Hide Your Smiling Faces
In a strangely beautiful and unnerving moment, "Hide Your Smiling Faces" opens up with an arresting visual: a close-up of a snake -- its mouth wrapped around a fish, slowly struggling to swallow it whole. It's disturbing, fascinating and the shot lingers with a sense of awe, curiosity and wonder. And it many ways, this remarkably captured moment sums up everything this striking debut feature is about.

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