Out of Sync
Juanjo Giménez
Spain, France, Lithuania
Drama, Fiction
Juanjo Giménez , Pere Altimira
Marta Nieto, Miki Esparbé, Francisco Reyes, Luisa Merelas, Cris Iglesias, Fran Lareu
Frida Films, Nadir Films


C (39) is a sound designer. She spends many hours alone, recording foley effects, editing, mixing. The studio is her last refuge: a place where she can avoid dealing with her broken relationships with an ex-partner, an elderly mother and a co-worker.

C is starting to be out-of-sync. Like a badly synched film, her brain has begun to process sound later than images. As the delay increases, C is forced to quit her job, to deal with her mother’s death and to rethink her life completely.

Over time, she will discover that her disability is not just a stigma. It will allow her to make a living in a surprising way, and it will open the door to the world of the deaf. There she will meet Max (45) her sign language teacher, with whom she will have an intense relationship, unthinkable before the onset of her delay.

One day, synchrony simply returns to C’s brain.

Suddenly she’s cured, but she’s not the same anymore. Her sensory odyssey has made her mature. And now she has a second chance. It’s up to her not to let it escape.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Venice Film Festival 2021
Giornate degli Autori
Toronto International Film Festival 2021
Contemporary World Cinema
Sitges Film Festival 2021
Official Section Competition
Méliès d'Argent- Award for Best Feature Film
Catalan Focus
Valladolid International Film Festival (Seminci) 2021
Spanish Cinema

Forqué Awards 2021
Female Interpretation (Marta Nieto)
Feroz Awards 2022
3 Nominations:
Best Drama Film
Best Supporting Actress in a Film (Marta Nieto)
Best Screenplay (Juanjo Giménez, Pere Altimira)
Goyas Awards 2022
Best Original Script (Juanjo Giménez Peña & Pere Altimira)
Best Sound (Daniel Fontrodona, Oriol Tarragó, Marc Bech & Marc Orts) WINNER
Gaudí Awards 2022
5 Nominations:
Best non-Catalan language film
Best Screenplay (Juanjo Giménez and Pere Altimira)
Best Supporting Actress (Marta Nieto)
Best Supporting Actor (Miki Esparbé)
Best Sound (Daniel Fontrodona, Oriol Tarragó, Marc Bech, Marc Orts) WINNER


Spain (5 of November 2021)