Sound of Metal

Friday, March 12 - Thursday, April 8, 2021

Metal drummer Ruben begins to lose his hearing. When a doctor tells him his condition will worsen, he thinks his career and life is over. His girlfriend Lou checks the former addict into a rehab for the deaf hoping it will prevent a relapse and help him adapt to his new life. After being welcomed and accepted just as he is, Ruben must choose between his new normal and the life he once knew.

Nominated for Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role (Riz Ahmed), Actor in a Supporting Role (Paul Raci), Original Screenplay, Film Editing and Sound at the 93rd Academy Awards 

All screenings of SOUND OF METAL feature an exclusive video introduction from filmmaker Darius Marder, recorded to welcome back audiences to IFC Center for our reopening. Watch a compilation of highlights from all the filmmaker intros we received here.

  • Country USA
  • Running Time 120 minutes
  • Distributor Amazon
  • Director Darius Marder
  • Producer Bert Hamelinck, Sacha Ben Harroche, Bill Benz, Kathy Benz
  • Editor Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
  • Cinematographer Daniël Bouquet
  • Cast Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff, Mathieu Amalric

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