Sound of Metal (2019)

Amazon Studios

A lot has been said about Sound of Metal. It’s been hailed for its true-to-life, inventive and immersive approach at bringing the viewer into the world those hard of hearing know as normality. It has been also remarked extensively on the film’s star, Riz Ahmed, who gave it his all in portraying Ruben, a drummer who one day loses his hearing and must learn to live with a disability. In this context, a handful of great pieces have been penned about how Ruben’s predicament eerily comments on the way we had to learn to adapt to living under lockdowns, unable to do what we love or feel we should be doing. Finally, Sound of Metal has been deconstructed as a study on addiction, which is a theme woven delicately underneath the primary layer of the narrative.  

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