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TRÉS – Out of Sync + Q&A with Juanjo Giménez (+ Timecode Short Film) – The Cameo, Edinburgh

24 March 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Juanjo Giménez will present two of his best films in an extraordinary night at The Cameo in Edinburgh.

Out of Sync + Timecode + Q&A

Where: Cameo Cinema (38 Home St, Edinburgh EH3 9LZ)
When: Sunday 24 March, event starts at 16:30

Timecode / Juanjo Giménez / Spain / 2016 / 16′

This touching short-film will open this screening and its making will be the subject of a masterclass the following day. (Booking Masterclass for free)

In 2016, a short film from Spain won the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. The film, titled Timecode, was directed by Juanjo Gimenez, a filmmaker born in Barcelona. Timecode, which cleverly manipulated footage from CCTV cameras in an underground parking lot, was even nominated for an Academy Award.


Trés – Out of Sync / Juanjo Giménez / Spain, Lithuania, France / 2021 / 104′

Cast : Marta Nieto, Miki Esparbé
Genre : Drama
Language: Spanish with English subtitles

C. is an accomplished sound designer who has a strong passion for her craft. However, after submitting several sound mixes with noticeable synchronization issues, her employers begin to question her stability and ability to handle new projects. It is only then that she realizes her brain is processing sound at a delayed pace, similar to a film with a flawed soundtrack. As this time gap continues to grow each day, she will encounter difficulties and ultimately be forced to quit her job and reevaluate her entire life.

Out of Sync, premiered at the 78th Venice Film Festival in the Giornate degli Autori section, screened at the Toronto Film Festival (in the Contemporary World Cinema program) and the Sitges Film Festival (in the official competition).

The film takes place in a surreal realm that blurs the lines between reality and imagination, subjectivity and a state resembling dementia. However, above all, this is a deeply intimate and individual tale of a sound technician who becomes aware of her world falling out of synchronization. In simpler terms, the sounds she hears no longer align perfectly with the corresponding actions, but rather reach her mind after a few seconds’ delay.

Themes like forced adoptions during the Franco era and its issues on the identity of those affected, their mental health, the passing of time and the very essence of film making coexist at ease  in OUT OF SYNC. Nieto carries the weight of this proposition, which is as unique as Timecode, due to her delicate nature.