From Argentina visit the billboard ‘The thousand and one’, opening an uncertain film season in theaters. Clarisa Navas’ second feature film, after ‘Today match at 3’, where she portrayed the experiences of a group of women before the start of a women’s soccer tournament, also part of the real world to expose the tribulations of a seventeen-year-old girl , a basketball fan, who sees the days go by after being expelled from school. He kills time with his cousins and friends, looking at his mobile phone, wandering the streets aimlessly. On his way he crosses a young woman with a complicated past, with a cold character, for whom he feels a powerful attraction. To live her first love, the protagonist must face her insecurities to overcome her fears. Sofía Cabrera, Ana Carolina García (‘Today party at 3’), Mauricio Vila, Luis Molina (‘Amor en of’), Marianela Iglesia, Pilar Rebull Cubells, Facundo Ledesma and Leo Espíndola make up the fresh cast, most of them debutante faces , of this proposal submitted to competition in the Official Section at festivals such as Havana or Mar de Plata. It also passed through Berlin, Huelva and San Sebastián, among other specialized international events with pull.
The title ‘Las mil y una’ comes from Las Mil, a working-class neighborhood in the Argentine city of Corrientes, in the north of the country. The timid protagonist of the film lives in this area, a somewhat hostile environment for her personal growth. There are many rumors about the past of the object of his desire, but adolescent passion also makes its way on hot summer nights and afternoons. Clarisa Navas, the standard bearer of the new auteur cinema that comes to us from Argentina, faces with a firm foot and a certain pseudo-documentary touch, with long camera-in-hand sequence shots, a story that becomes tender despite its initial nature. With a feminine gaze, the filmmaker points out sexual freedom and talks about identity and other current issues.