Winner of the BAFTAs for Best Editing and Best Sound.
Nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Actor, Screenplay , Sound and Editing.
Please note all shows of SOUND OF METAL feature HoH subtitles for the D/deaf or Hard of Hearing, in line with the filmmaker’s intent.
During a series of adrenaline-fueled one-night gigs, itinerant punk-metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) begins to experience intermittent hearing loss. When a specialist tells him his condition will rapidly worsen, he thinks his music career — and with it his life — is over. His bandmate and girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke) checks the recovering heroin addict into a secluded sober house for the deaf in hopes it will prevent a relapse and help him learn to adapt to his new situation. But after being welcomed into a community that accepts him just as he is, Ruben has to choose between his equilibrium and the drive to reclaim the life he once knew.
Utilizing startling, innovative sound design techniques, director Darius Marder takes audiences inside Ruben’s experience to vividly recreate his journey into a rarely examined world.
“Riz Ahmed gives a career-best performance in an astonishing drama that’s rooted in reality and fully captioned for all” ★★★★★- The Guardian