Sound of Metal

Звук металла

Oscar-winning drama about challenge and rebirth

A heavy-metal drummer's life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing.

Keeping at bay his inner demons by devoting himself to art, metal drummer, Ruben, has been living for the moment for the past four years. Then, while on tour with his lead-singer/girlfriend, Lou, Ruben realises that his hearing is rapidly deteriorating. As this sudden hearing loss turns his world upside down, and numbing fear paired with angry denial take over, Ruben reluctantly accepts to join a small deaf community overseen by Joe, a compassionate Vietnam War veteran. Now, Ruben needs to find some solid ground, understand that being deaf is not a handicap and that deafness isn't something to fix. But, is Ruben willing to accept his new life and learn how to be deaf?
2019, USA, Belgium, 120 min., 18+
Darius Marder
Riz Ahmed, Mathieu Amalric, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff, Chris Perfetti
English, French, American Sign Language
Awards & Festivals
  • Academy Awards (Oscars) – Best Editing, Best Sound
  • Zurich Film Festival – Golden Eye (Best International Feature Film)
  • Toronto International Film Festival – participation 
  • Athens International Film Festival – participation 
  • Deauville Film Festival – participation 
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam – participation
  • Jeonju International Film Festival – participation
  • Mill Valley Film Festival – participation

Currently on screen