We’ve been hearing so many great things about Riz Ahmed films. From his recently released Mogul Mowgli and next month we can finally see Sound Of Metal at a cinema near you!
The centres on Ruben (Riz Ahmed) and Lou (Olivia Cooke) who live together, traveling gig to gig playing their loud, frenzied music. Suddenly Ruben, a passionate drummer, loses his hearing and his world is upended, causing him to struggle with depression and be tempted by past addictions.
Darius Marder‘s film premiered at at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. Winning a number of awards every festival it played, and this film is Marder’s directorial feature debut too!
We’re still waiting on the official Trailer just yet, below is the American Trailer, check it out…
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.
The film also stars Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff, Mathieu Amalric, Chris Perfetti, William Xifaras, Shaheem Sanchez, Chelsea Lee, and Jeremy Stone.
Sound Of Metal will be released in the UK and Ireland in cinemas from 29th January 2021.