United States 2017, 101 min, English, Hebrew subtitles

Dina is determined to be happy. Despite her troubled life, and the fact that she’s a smorgasbord of disorders, 48 year old Dina sees her chance at happiness and grabs it with both hands. In a deeply intimate and moving film, we meet Dina and her boyfriend Scott at an exciting time, as they move in together and plan their wedding. To outsiders, they’re both “on the spectrum”, but a closer look reveals surprising amounts of empathy and understanding; so much, in fact, that you can’t help but laugh and cry at the same time. Dina (“I am a strong woman and I turned into a beautiful butterfly”) is the more experienced and passionate of the two, and her patient attempts to get Scott to experiment test their relationship. “Dina” is a captivating Sundance winner, and you won’t want it to end.

Previous Festivals: Sundance

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  • Fri 12.05 21:15 Cinemateque 3 Filmmaker Present
  • Wed 17.05 10:00 Cinemateque 3
Director & Production: Dan Sickles, Antonio Santini
Production Company: El Peligro Films
Editing: Sofia Subercaseaux
Cinematography: Adam Uhl
Music: Michael Cera

CV

Antonio Santini (Director/Producer)
Santini is an artist and director born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He kicked off
his exploration of the film medium when he made the movie Killer Tranny as a present
for John Waters. He then directed Mala Mala about the trans experience in Puerto Rico
(2014) alongside Dan Sickles. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and received an
audience award. Dina (2017) is his second film.

Dan Sickles (Director/Producer)
Sickles is a filmmaker, actor, and writer best known for directing Mala Mala (2014),
and for a 2011 stage production of Hamlet in which he played the title role. Born in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, and currently living between New York City and Paris, France,
Dina (2017) is his second film with Antonio Santini and their production company, El
Peligro.