The Riz Ahmed-led drama, Sound of Metal, will be making its way to Singapore's The Projector this April.
Helmed by Darius Marder — who co-wrote the 2012 neo-noir film The Place Beyond The Pines — the film tells the story of a punk-metal drummer named Ruben (played by Ahmed), whose world is turned upside down when he begins to experience intermittent hearing loss. Supported by his bandmate and girlfriend Lou (played by Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and Ready Player One actress Olivia Cooke), he has to quickly adapt to the new situation in which he finds himself and choose between accepting his new life or fighting to regain his old one.
Sound of Metal has been described as a film that employs creative sound design techniques to give audiences a peek into the world of its protagonist. Additionally, its cast comprises a number of actors from the deaf community.
Since it was first screened at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the film has gone on to receive critical acclaim and has even scored a number of accolades, including the award Best Editing at the 2021 Critics' Choice Awards and the award for Best Actor at the Gotham Independent Film Awards 2021. For his performance as Ruben, Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Nightcrawler, and The Night Of) was also nominated in the Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama category at the 78th Golden Globe Awards.
Sound of Metal will screen exclusively at The Projector from 1 April onwards.
Watch the trailer for it here: