Sundance London: Dina review: Dir. Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles (2017)

Dina review: A lovingly crafted documentary peering into the lives of the title character and her future husband Scott.

Dina review by Paul Heath, June 2017.

Dina review

Sundance is renowned for debuting quality documentaries at their January festival, and often select the best of them for their annual trip across the pond, and none of them come any more original and engrossing as Antonio Santini and Dan SicklesDina, the film that scored the U.S. documentary grand jury prize.

The film opens in a rather unconventional 4:3 aspect ratio, firstly in a scattered bedroom with a woman seen getting dressed, and then more clinical setting; what seems to be a dentist’s office. This is suburban Philadelphia, and the first two scenes introduce us to our guide for the next two hours or so, the ‘Dina’ of the title – Dina Buno, a 48-year-old woman living with Aspergers who is

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