In Sound of Metal, a tale of sound, fury, and self-discovery, Riz Ahmed delivers an intensely committed performance as the volatile Ruben, who has found new purpose as a drummer in a noise-metal duo, playing blistering live shows with his singer girlfriend, Lou (Olivia Cooke). When Ruben suddenly loses much of his hearing, he is launched on a profound odyssey—through denial, anger, grief, and, gradually, acceptance—as he comes to understand what it means to live as a deaf person and to discover deafness as not a disability but a rich culture and community. Through stunningly immersive, Academy Award–winning sound design, director Darius Marder invites us to experience the world as Ruben does, capturing a sonic spectrum in which silence comes in a thousand shades.
4K digital master, supervised by director Darius Marder and cinematographer Daniël Bouquet
New conversation between Marder and filmmaker Derek Cianfrance, who share a story credit on the film
New program about the film’s sound, featuring Marder and sound designer Nicolas Becker
Music video for Abraham Marder’s song “Green,” featuring outtakes from the film
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PLUS: An essay by critic Roxana Hadadi