Quintin 📽 Philipson’s review published on Letterboxd:
The close up shots of Ruben put us into his perspective since we also hear complete silence.
That would be powerful enough but I actually found the wide shots to be the most emotional. After we live in silence with Ruben, we see the room around him and can finally hear again. But all we hear is traffic noises, birds chirping, an air conditioner running: noises we wouldn't even consider important.
It lets us realize how we take hearing for granted. Ruben only has the ability to live with it but we have the ability to appreciate it.