Sound of Metal

Groundbreaking drama Sound of Metal, starring Riz Ahmed, is available to download and keep, to rent on digital and own on Blu-ray from 31 May.

Written and directed by Darius Marder, the film follows Ruben (Riz Ahmed) and Lou (Olivia Cooke) as nomadic musicians who travel gig to gig on an endless American tour playing their loud, frenzied and passionate music. When Ruben is one day overcome with a severe ringing in his ears which quickly gives way to deafness, he must confront himself more honestly than before.

The film earned Ahmed a Best Actor nomination at the Oscars this year and is available to buy on Blu-ray from 31 May. 

Courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment we have five copies to give away, plus a Sony Blu-ray player to the top prize-winner.

To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question:

Riz Ahmed’s first feature acting role was in which one of these films?
A. Four Lions
B. The Road to Guantanamo
C. Shifty

Email your answer to sightsoundcompetition@bfi.org.uk, putting Sound of Metal competition in the subject line.

Closing date: 24 June 2021.

Competition open to UK entrants only.

See our full competition terms and conditions

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