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Cinema Diverse Feature Highlight: ONE IN A THOUSAND


Clarisa Navas Introduces Her Film “One in a Thousand”

“What can you do when faced with a context that tells you that you won’t be able to live in a certain way?”
“Las Mil,” located in Corrientes, a province at Argentina’s northeast, is the name of the neighborhood where I grew up and where I experienced many of the situations that happen in the film.

One in a Thousand is an attempt to create a new existential territory that devises other horizons from the rubble that has fallen on us and from which we have to make room for ourselves. What can you do when faced with a context that tells you that you won’t be able to live in a certain way? What can you do or what is left for someone when their manner of existence is brought under question? For me, these images are set up against this violence, against the countless images of marginality that only aestheticize precariousness.

That’s why, together with the team with which we made this film, we believe in constructing other kinds of images that resist against the torrent of exterminating information and violence. Images that perhaps restore a certain belief in the present, even in the midst of these architectures that were forgotten decades ago, where some people planned the living conditions for others in a miserable way.

Beyond these thoughts, what is certain is that One in a Thousand was made in the neighbourhood and with the neighbourhood. I remember one day after I finished filming, I was buying vegetables in a nearby shop and a guy who was attending asked me:

“What is the film about? Is it about drugs or about robberies?”
And I asked him why he had thought that.
And he answered me:
“What else can you be filming about here?”
I answered:
“It has to do with love.”

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Toulouse LAFF, France – Special Mention of the Jury Coup de Coeur
Guadalajara IFF, Mexico – Premio Maguey
Jeonju FF – International Competition – Best Picture Prize
San Sebastian IFF – Horizontes LAtinos Competition – Special Mention of the Jury & Best Latin LGBT film
Festival de Lima, Peru – Special Jury Prize of Fiction Competition & Special Jury Prize of the International Critics of Fiction Competition First Special Mention
Lovers Film Festival, Italy – Special Mention
LESGAICINEMAD 2020, Spain – Jury Award to the Best Direction
Listapad Minsk IFF, Belorussia – Youth of the March Competition – Special Jury Award
LesGaiCineMad, Spain – Jury Award to the Best Direction

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