Sound of Metal | Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

Sound of Metal

Genre Film

Tue 11 Jan 2022

Darius Marder / USA 2019 / 120 min / Cert 15

Sound of Metal was nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor and won two, one being for Best Sound. Rock drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) begins to lose his hearing and discovers that cochlear implants may benefit him, but they are not covered by his medical insurance. Persuaded by his girlfriend, he enters a shelter for deaf recovering addicts but he still wants the implants. Desperate to get the implants and recover his hearing, he sells his former home, a motor caravan, to pay for them. The film uses startling sound design techniques so the audiences can experience Ruben’s distorted hearing.