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Society of the Snow

La sociedad de la nieve

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The Andean cordillera that cuts off Chile from Uruguay and the rest of the continent is so immense, when planes are lost in these mountains the chances of recovery are negligible. And in the winter months, there’s no sustenance, only snow melt. Famously — notoriously — in 1972, a plane carrying 101 people — many of them belonging to a rugby team — crashed in just these circumstances. A significant number perished in the accident, but in order to survive the remainder had to turn to the unthinkable… Previously filmed by Frank Marshall in the 1993 movie Alive (and an inspiration, probably, for Yellowjackets), this harrowing saga makes for compelling adventure drama without recourse to melodramatics.

Bayona (The Impossible) stresses authenticity along with the spiritual dimension of this prolonged near-death experience. As for the crash sequence… Brace yourself!

Grips with alternating waves of dread, horror and heart-swelling relief.

Guy Lodge, Variety

Society of the Snow contains all the thrills and masterclass filmmaking cinephiles expect in a great survival drama, but it’s the simple yet profound message that resonates the most.

Alex Saveliev, Film Threat

Director

J.A Bayona

Cast

Enzo Vogrincic, Agustín Pardella, Matías Recalt, Esteban Bigliardi, Diego Vegezzi, Fernando Contigiani García

Credits
Country of Origin

Spain/USA/Uruguay/Chile

Year

2023

Language

In Spanish with English subtitles

Awards

Academy Award Nominee for Best International Feature and Best Hair and Makeup

19+
144 min

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Credits

Screenwriter

J.A Bayona, Bernat Vilaplana, Jaime Marques-Olearraga, Nicolás Casariego

Cinematography

Pedro Luque Briozzo Scu

Editor

Jaume Marti A.M.M.A.C., Andrés Gil A.M.M.A.C.

Original Music

Michael Giacchino

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