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Sound of Metal

Sound of Metal

Sound of Metal

  • Directed by Darius Marder
  • Starring Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff, Mathieu Amalric
  • USA | 120mins | 2019 | rated (15)

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film runtime: 2h


Riz Ahmed is superb in this remarkably assured feature debut from director and screenwriter Darius Marder about a heavy metal drummer who after losing his hearing, is forced to re-evaluate his place in the world.

Ex-addict Ruben (Ahmed) is on tour with his girlfriend and band-mate Lou (Olivia Cooke), hammering out ferocious sets night after night. His hearing is already fading, but when it takes a sudden and devastating turn for the worse, his life is thrown into turmoil.

Director Marder uses innovative Academy Award-winning sound design to create a powerful soundscape that gives you a real sense of Ruben’s sonic experience and interior world; including his utter panic as he is jolted into a new, quieter way of being. Sound of Metal is a poignant portrait of a man finding his way to a new revelation.


CC - All screenings will be presented with subtitles (closed captioning) as intended by the director.