After fifteen years J.A. Bayona returns to his native tongue to bring us the Society of the Snow. The film elected to represent Spain for the 96th Academy Awards. Bayona is the co-writer and director of the story based on the book of the same title, La Sociedad De La Nieve written by Pablo Vierci.
In 1972, Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, which had been chartered to fly a rugby team to Chile, crashed in the heart of the Andes. Only 29 of its 45 passengers survived the accident. Trapped in one of the most hostile and inaccessible environments on the planet, they have to resort to extreme measures to stay alive.
Now 51 years later and with ten years of the making, J.A. Bayona brings us the cinematic experience of true survival. With the participation of Pablo Vierci every step of the way and of course the feedback from the original source, the survivors. Check out the trailer released today by Netflix.
Society of the Snow will hit select theaters on December 22, 2023. On Netflix January 4, 2024.