Society of the Snow

2023
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Title: Society of the Snow

Original Title: La sociedad de la nieve

Year: 2023

Info

Release Dates

  • UK: December 22 2023
  • United States: December 22 2023

Plot

'Society of the Snow' is an adventure and survival film written and directed by spanish filmaker JA Bayona for Netflix. It was selected to close the Venice International Film Festival in 2023. It is the second film to depict the 1972 airplane crash after the English-language film 'Alive' in 1993. The film follows the Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 en route to Chile with the local rugby team aboard. The airplane crashes in the middle of the Andes, where only 29 passengers survive in one of the world's toughest environments. There they need to survive, even if they are forced to resort to extreme measures they never imagined.

'Society of the Snow' is produced by Belén Atienza, Sandra Hermida and J.A. Bayona. Starring Enzo Vogrincic ('Yosi, the Regretful Spy'), Matías Recalt ('CIegos'), Agustín Pardella ('Todo por el juego'), Esteban Kukuriczka ('Manual de supervivencia'), Rafael Federman ('The Sleepwalkers') and Tomas Wolf, with a script by J.A. Bayona, Bernat Vilaplana, Jaime Marques and Nicolás Casariego from a novel by Pablo Vierci.

J.A. Bayona had his debut as a director with 'The Orphange' (2007) in Cannes and won seven Goyas. In 2012 he got into the English cinema with 'The Impossible' and won another five Goyas. Other titles he's directed include 'A Monster Calls', 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' and 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'.

Awards

  • 2024 Academy Awards (Oscars): 2 0
  • 2024 Golden Globes: 1 0
  • 2024 BAFTA Awards: 1 0
  • 2024 Goya Awards: 13 12
  • 2024 Feroz Awards: 4 2

Cast

Director:

J.A. Bayona J.A. Bayona

Andy Pruss

Andy Pruss

Roy Harley

Toto Rovito

Toto Rovito

Alexis Hounie

Enzo Vogrincic

Enzo Vogrincic

Numa Turcatti

Simon Hempe

Simon Hempe

Coche Inciarte

Rafael Federman

Rafael Federman

Eduardo Strauch

Esteban Bigliardi

Esteban Bigliardi

Javier Methol

Matías Recalt

Matías Recalt

Roberto Canessa

Videos

'Society of the Snow' final trailer 2:42
'Society of the Snow' trailer 1:11

Photos

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Trivia

Filming scene

One of the three main filming spaces was a set purposely built by a Belgian company specialized in industrial warehouses in the upper part of the Pradollano station, where one of the three fuselages of flight 571 was deposited.

Brief theatrical release

It will be released on December 15 in 110 Spanish cinemas before its streaming premiere on January 4. Spain has 3,521 exhibition halls and there will be provinces, such as Soria or Tenerife, that will not even have the opportunity to access viewing.

Based on real events

It recounts the accident of Flight 571 of the Uruguayan Air Force in the Andes mountain range in 1972, in which a rugby team was traveling to Chile.

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