Sound of Metal
Edition no. 1151
In Sound of Metal, a tale of sound, fury, and self-discovery, Riz Ahmed delivers an intensely committed performance as the volatile Ruben, who has found new purpose as a drummer in a noise-metal duo, playing blistering live shows with his singer girlfriend, Lou (Olivia Cooke). When Ruben suddenly loses much of his hearing, he is launched on a profound odyssey—through denial, anger, grief, and, gradually, acceptance—as he comes to understand what it means to live as a deaf person and to discover deafness as not a disability but a rich culture and community. Through stunningly immersive, Academy Award–winning sound design, director Darius Marder invites us to experience the world as Ruben does, capturing a sonic spectrum in which silence comes in a thousand shades.
- New conversation between Darius Marder and filmmaker Derek Cianfrance, who share a story credit on the film
- New program about the film’s sound, featuring Darius Marder and sound designer Nicolas Becker
- Music video for Abraham Marder’s song “Green,” featuring outtakes from the film
- An essay by critic Roxana Hadadi