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HIDE YOUR SMILING FACES

Director: DANIEL PATRICK CARBONE

81 minutes, U.S.A., 2013, Colour, D-Cinema


This film closes on Thursday August, 7th.

Eric and Tommy are brothers, New Jersey teenagers spending their time sparring, playing and messing about around their home. They are too young to be confronted with death, yet when Tommy’s friend dies in mysterious circumstances, the two boys are shaken by events that are beyond their understanding. The incident has a deep, unsettling impact on the boys and their behaviour as they confront questions about mortality, which no one around them can supply answers for.

With raw, honest performances from its young cast, Hide Your Smiling Faces is an unsentimental portrait of youth, a rare and original coming-of-age drama which suggests there is no hiding place for innocents. It is a lyrical drama of depth and sensitivity which has drawn worthy comparisons to Terrence Malick, and a debut feature that marks filmmaker Daniel Patrick Carbone as a fascinating talent with a future. (Notes by Michael Hayden.)

★★★★ The Irish Times

IFI IRISH SHORT 
We regret that, due to technical problems, the screening of the short film Left scheduled to screen before Hide Your Smiling Faces has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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