Documentary masquerading as romcom. Dina’s eponymous heroine is a 49-year-old woman with (as her Mother puts it) a smorgasborg of mental difficulties. Her fiance Scott has Asperger Syndrome and is not so keen on physical contact. The filmmakers (one of them has known Dina all his life) take an involving and poignant but unsentimental look at this romance during the days before and after the wedding.
Dina won the Grand Jury prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
“Alternately comic and tragic and best when its both at once, Dina humanizes a world of people who were only dehumanized because we allowed them to be.” David Ehrlich, indieWire
- Newlyn Filmhouse
USA 2017 101m