23rd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

AIFF.GR

Dina

21/9/2017, 17:30, Οnassis Cultural Centre

Dina and Scott, both with high-functioning autism, bear their hearts on camera before taking that final commitment step, making this one of the most unexpected and honest romances to grace the big screen in recent years. U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary. Free entry

Dina

“Dina” is much more than a depiction of the disease. It’s the moments that he overcomes his insecurities and she passionately demands what life has withheld from her. It’s the pronounced need for connection and what you decide to forsake for it.

Submerged in the light of a pale pallet and discreetly accompanied with the sappy melodies of Michael Cera (!), the film is the definite vindication of Sickles and Santini’s painful method. “Dina” is sometimes so real that it stops being a documentary. It follows the course of a relationship that even if it lacks what would make it a charming romance ends up being one of the most convincing love stories ever told on camera. U.S. Grand Jury Prize for best documentary in the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Directors: Antonio Santini, Daniel Sickles
DoP: Adam Uhl
Music: Michael Cera
Editor: Sofia Subercaseaux
Featuring: Dina Buna, Scott Levin, Frank Costanzo, Jeannie Levin, Jenny Osborne, Larry Levin

USA | 2017 | Color | DCP | 101΄ | English