One in a Thousand is an observational drama about growing up and falling in love in a tough environment. The film, like many of its characters, rejects heteronormative stereotypes and allows the young people to be themselves. The result is an open-minded and probing insight into the lives and relationships of a group of young adults who clearly do not have all the opportunities in the world, but who manage with what they’ve got.
Young adult Iris lives in a poor area of northern Argentina, and spends most of her days playing basketball and roaming the neighbourhood with her closest friends, the openly gay Dario and his inquisitive brother, Ale.
Iris is hard to get a hold of. She’s introverted, insecure and does not seem to ever overstop moral boundaries. Nevertheless, she has been expelled from school and so there is not much to fill her days with. One day the curly haired Renata captures Iris’ attention, and she’s instantly infatuated. Renata has recently returned to the area, and rumours of HIV, drug abuse and her promiscuous lifestyle abound. She's a little older, mysterious, and Iris defies the many rumours and reaches out to her.
This film is available at Kosmorama Digital 8th – 28th March.
|Original title||Las Mil y Una|
|Cast||Sofía Cabrera, Ana Carolina Garcia, Mauricio Vila, Luis Molina|
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