Thu 24 June 7:00pm
Director: Darius Marder
Starring: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci
The Oscar-winning Sound of Metal completely immerses us into the world of Ruben (Riz Ahmed), a heavy metal drummer who begins to lose his hearing. Ruben and his girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke) live a nomadic lifestyle, travelling from gig-to-gig on an endless American tour.
Their music is loud, frenzied and passionate, until one day Ruben is overwhelmed by a severe ringing in his ears, which quickly gives way to deafness. Overcome by anxiety and uncertain about his future, Ruben’s past addictions begin to surface.
Thankfully, Ruben finds a home for deaf addicts, run by an eccentric deaf veteran (Paul Raci). But in this new world of silence, Ruben must confront himself honestly for the first time in his life. As the pull of his old life beckons, will Ruben be able to return?
Riz Ahmed gives the performance of his career in this visceral and remarkable debut feature from Darius Marder (writer of The Place Beyond The Pines).
All screenings with feature Descriptive Subtitles for the Hard of Hearing.
★★★★★ “DESERVES TO BE SEEN BY THE WIDEST POSSIBLE AUDIENCE” Mark Kermode, Observer
★★★★★ “YOU DON’T HEAR MOVIES LIKE THIS EVERY DAY” Evening Standard
★★★★★ “A REMARKABLY ACCOMPLISHED DEBUT” Little White Lies
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