12 November 2021
SOUND OF METAL (15) 120 minutes
'Bold and Brilliant' 'Powerful and Profound' Some of the words used to describe this compelling film. Ruben is a passionate drummer who loses his hearing and is forced to confront what that means - and not just for his music. At one point he's told 'deafness is not something to fix. Learn how to be deaf'. Riz Ahmed as Ruben is just passionate and brilliant and was rightly nominated for an Oscar.
The film won an Oscar for best sound and deservedly so. Using innovative sound design techniques, director Darius Marder takes audiences inside Ruben’s experience to vividly recreate Ruben's loss of certain frequencies and how those sounds are experienced - in the street, at dinner, at a concert.
Mark Kermode gave it 5 stars: 'A film that deserves to be seen by the widest possible audience, reminding us of cinema's unique ability to challenge, entertain, uplift and unite.'
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Sound of Metal (2019) - IMDb