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4.3
265 Ratings

Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie?

Où gît votre sourire enfoui?

France, 2001
Documentary

Synopsis

Undaunted by a commission to make a film about his mentors and aesthetic exemplars, the filmmaking team of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, Costa records with great sensitivity and insight the exacting process by which the two re-edit their film SICILIA!.

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Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie? Directed by Pedro Costa, Thierry Lounas

Critics reviews

There is a bottomless, intricate quality to the film that grounds us in the day-to-day gestures and comments of two people, locked into either an artistic or domestic commitment. Even the debate between the small seconds of trimming a clip somehow feels magnificent and epic, even though they are simply determining where to make a cut in their film.
July 21, 2017
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Filming Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet in the editing room, at work on their 1999 drama, “Sicilia!,” Pedro Costa offers a revelatory study of the moviemaking process, an artistic manifesto on the wing, and a touching glimpse of an exceptional love story.
July 19, 2015
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