SFFL 2017: Dina
Special Preview Screening. Winner of the U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary at Sundance Film Festival 2017.
Directors: Dan Sickles, Antonio Santini.
Starring: Dina Buno, Scott Levin. USA 2017. 101 mins.
Dina, an outspoken, eccentric 49-year-old in suburban Philadelphia, invites her fiancé Scott, a Walmart door greeter, to move in with her. Having grown up neurologically diverse in a world blind to the value of their experience, the two are head-over-heels for one another, but shacking up poses a new challenge. Scott freezes when it comes to physical intimacy, but Dina, a Kardashians fanatic, wants to share with Scott all she’s learned about sensual desire from books, TV shows, and her previous marriage. Her creative forays to draw Scott close keep hitting roadblocks—exposing anxieties, insecurities, and communication snafus while they strive to reconcile their conflicting approaches to intimacy.
Filmmakers Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini construct seamless vérité scenes that lovingly frame Dina and Scott’s vulnerable, matter-of-fact romance. Whether at the nail salon, the beaches of Ocean City, Dina’s racy bachelorette party, or their Poconos honeymoon, Dina captures the cadences and candid conversations of a relationship that reexamines the notion of love on-screen.
"A sensitive snapshot of two ordinary people on the autism spectrum who are determined to carve out a meaningful future together.” - The Hollywood Reporter.
Club and Group screenings
|Fri 2nd Jun||16.00||Sundance Film Festival: London.|
|Sat 3rd Jun||Sundance Film Festival: London.|