Dan Sickles & Antonio Santini | United States | 2016 | Unclassified 15+
Winner of best documentary at Sundance, Dina tells the story of an outspoken and eccentric 49-year-old and her fiancé Scott. 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 challenge. Scott freezes when it comes to physical intimacy, and Dina, a Kardashians fanatic, wants nothing more than to share with Scott all she’s learned about sensual desire from books, TV shows and a previous marriage. Her creative forays to draw Scott close expose their conflicting approaches to romance and intimacy. Filmmakers Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini construct seamless vérité scenes that lovingly frame Dina and Scott’s romance, capturing a relationship that reexamines the notion of love on screen.
"A non-fiction film that's shot like a rom-com, Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini's doc offers an unconventional and necessary look at the neurologically diverse." Variety