I’m a huge fan of Riz Ahmed‘s work and the Sound of Metal looks like another superb notch on his ever-growing long-list of interesting roles with genuine depth that keep on coming.
Not only is this a captivating teaser, it also looks like something we haven’t seen before as it deals with deafness and the psychological state of dealing with something that affects many millions, all the time. Here’s a little background on the film and scroll down for the trailer:
During a series of adrenaline-fueled one-night gigs, punk-metal drummer Ruben (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…
Directed by Darius Marder, who co-writes with Abraham Marder, the film also stars Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff, Shaheem Sanchez, Chelsea Lee, Jeremy Stone and Mathieu Amalric but there is sad news, there’s no UK release date yet… (!!)