One in a Thousand ★★★½

Argentine director Clarisa Navas’ “One and a Thousand” captures a paradox of contemporary teenage life. No adults bother telling her characters that they can’t stay up all night partying. Yet the freedom they enjoy, which includes being openly gay as teens, is curtailed by their own slut-shaming and surveillance of each other, as well as the fact that their actions can always be filmed on phones and then traded around. The sound design, in which the neighbors' arguments are constantly overheard, contributes to this feeling that privacy is long gone. Yet the film dodges "oh, these kids today" sensationalism in favor of a leisurely development of its love story.

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