J.A. Bayona Directs the True Story Survival Film ‘Society of the Snow’ for Netflix!
Bayona is returning to the real world with his new Netflix movie Society of the Snow, offering a narrative that may be his most spectacular yet!
The film is based on the story of a group of passengers who survived an aircraft disaster in 1972. The very first teaser for the film gave just a glimmer of the horrible conditions the survivors faced.
Society of the Snow | Official Trailer
Society of the Snow chronicles a Uruguayan rugby squad on their route to Chile on Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571. The plane crashed when it reached the Andes Mountains, killing 29 of the 45 people on board.
The group finds themselves on a harsh and largely inaccessible surface. So they must do whatever it takes to survive — which could mean three months of being stuck before being rescued.
The teaser starts with someone taking photographs to remember the trip, beginning with group images on the plane – before everything goes awry.
The following images depict the aftermath of the disaster, with a guy narrating and wondering, “What happens when the world abandons you?” As the teaser proceeds, the focus shifts to the crew as they battle for survival in the harsh, frigid conditions.
It’s also worth noticing that the teaser avoids focusing on the collision, emphasizing that the story centers around the passengers. Aside from storytelling and music, the trailer prioritizes shots over additional language or sound, save for a more significant moment near the conclusion.
Here is the official synopsis of the series by Netflix:
Flight 571 of the Uruguayan Air Force, originally chartered to fly rugby players to Chile, crashed in the middle of the Andes in 1972. Only 29 of the 45 people on board survived the crash.
They must turn to severe strategies to survive since they are trapped in one of the world’s most inhospitable and inaccessible locations.
The Cast and Crew of the Movie.
Enzo Vogrincic, Agustn Pardella, Matas Recalt, Esteban Bigliardi, Diego Vegezzi, Rafael Federman,Agustn Della Corte, Felipe Otao, Andy Pruss, Francisco Romero, Valentino Alonso, Tomás Wolf, Blas Polidori, Felipe Ramusio, and Simón Hempe star in the film.
The script was written by Bernat Vilaplana, J.A. Bayona, Jaime Marques, and Nicolás Casariego.
The soundtrack for Society of the Night was written by Michael Giacchino (The Batman).
Society of the Snow will make its World Premiere as the closing night movie at the Venice Film Festival on September 9, 2023, and play in the Pearl’s section at the San Sebastian Film Festival. As of this writing, Netflix still needs to establish a release date for the film.