From the visionary mind of JA Bayona, the director behind films such as orphanage, A monster is callingand Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, comes a new survival thriller that promises to be a gripping retelling of a disturbing true story. Entitled The Snow Societythe film is set to premiere on Netflix (no official release date yet), with its world premiere already scheduled for Venice Film Festival on September 9, 2023. The film will also be shown in Pearl’s section at San Sebastian Film Festival.
The Snow Society Delve into the tragic events of 1972, when Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, chartered to fly a rugby team to Chile, met with a devastating crash in the heart of the Andes. Of the 45 passengers on board, only 29 survived. Stranded in the middle of the unforgiving terrain of the Andes, these survivors had to resort to unimaginable measures to keep the flicker of life burning.
What sets The Snow Society apart from previous adaptations of this story such as In life, is his commitment to authenticity. A YouTube commenter @CelesteBou recently shared insights from actual survivors of the crash, revealing that many of them found this film to be a more realistic and true-to-life portrayal of their ordeal. Survivors expressed reservations about In lifebut they brought praise for Bayona’s performance.
In his quest for authenticity, Bayona went the extra mile by interviewing both survivors and victims’ families. This dedication to detail is evident in the film’s decision to film in the present-day Andes and use the real names of everyone involved, a stark contrast to In life.
Watch the official trailer for The Snow Society From lower. Immerse yourself in this gripping story of survival, resilience and the untold human spirit. With survivors themselves vouching for its accuracy and brilliance, this film is undoubtedly one to watch out for.