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Sound of Metal (15) - BFS at South Hill Park

Venue: South Hill Park Cinema

Wednesday 23 June at 3:00pm and 7:00pm

Directed by Darius Marder | Drama, Music | English | 120 mins |Belgium/USA | 2019

Ruben (Riz Ahmed) and Lou (Olivia Cooke) live together, two nomads travelling 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. He is suddenly overcome by anxiety, depression, and soon enough his past addictions begin to surface. He checks himself into a home for deaf addicts run by an eccentric deaf veteran, Joe. In this world of silence and under Joe’s tough, observant care, Ruben must confront himself more honestly than ever before. But the love and sound of his old life echoes in his mind, calling for him to return…

Ahmed is superb in this impactful drama which explores attitudes towards and questions about disability - Screen Daily

Riz Ahmed plays Ruben as a man as tightly stretched as the skin of his snare drum – Sight and Sound

** 2 Oscars and 2 BAFTAs (2021) - Best Sound and Best Editing **

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