We are very excited to announce that we have acquired a new film from Sundance Film Festival, the US Grand Jury Prize Winner: Dina. The film follows an eccentric suburban woman and a Walmart door-greeter as they navigate their evolving relationship in this unconventional nonfiction love story. We will release Dina later this year and we can't wait to share it with you all. The film received rave reviews following the world premiere at the festival, just some of our favourite quotes below:
"We need films like this" - IndieWire
"Dina doesn't feel like other nonfiction films" - Variety
"Magical" - Vogue
"The most beautiful romance at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival" - Salt Lake Tribune
"A fascinating love story" - The Wrap
Dina, an outspoken and 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, 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 her previous marriage. Her increasingly creative forays to draw Scott close keep hitting roadblocks—exposing anxieties, insecurities, and communication snafus while they strive to reconcile their conflicting approaches to romance and intimacy.
Filmmakers Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini construct seamless vérité scenes that lovingly frame Dina and Scott’s vulnerable, yet matter-of-fact romance. Whether at the local nail salon, the warm beaches of Ocean City, Dina’s racy bachelorette party, or on honeymoon in the Poconos, Dinacaptures the cadences and candid conversations of a relationship that reexamines the notion of love on-screen.