Rogue One star, Riz Ahmed’s new project, Sound Of Metal, has won Best Film at the Zurich International Film Festival.

Sound of Metal, directed by Darius Marder, revolves around a drummer (played by Ahmed) who has to deal with sudden loss of hearing. This was Darius’ debut feature as well.

According to Riz, “The film asks the question, ‘Who are you?’ when everything you thought you were is stripped away from you.”

For getting into the character, Riz had to “learn how to play the drums, learn sign language and immerse myself in both the musicians community and the Deaf community.