About The Sound Of Metal

Riz Ahmed is a noise metal drummer, hammering out sets with his girlfriend and bandmate (Olivia Cooke). But with each show, a persistent ringing in his ears worsens until sound drops out altogether. The Sound Of Metal is a true outlier in cinema, highlighting a condition that isn’t often seen on film or TV, whilst also avoiding the trap of ‘inspiration porn’ that so many films focused on disability can fall into.