Society of the Snow
Society of the Snow (La Sociedad de la nieve) directed by J.A. Bayona

Society of the Snow (La Sociedad de la nieve), an epic story of survival in extreme conditions, directed by J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) is the Closing Film, Out of Competition, of the 80th Venice International Film Festival.

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.

Internationally renowned Spanish filmmaker, J.A. Bayona made his directorial debut with The Orphanage (2007) at Cannes, winning numerous awards including seven Goyas. His follow-up, The Impossible (2012) saw him enter English-language cinema winning five Goyas including Best Director. Additional credits include A Monster Calls (2016), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018); Executive producer of Marrowbone (2017) and I Hate New York (2018). A prominent figure in television, Bayona’s also directed episodes of Penny Dreadful (2014-2016) and The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022). Society of the Snow is his fifth feature film, and his first to be shot in Spanish in sixteen years.

Directed by J.A. Bayona, La Sociedad de la nieve (Society of the Snow) is produced by Belén Atienza, Sandra Hermida and J.A. Bayona. Starring Enzo Vogrincic, Matías Recalt, Agustín Pardella, Esteban Kukuriczka and Tomas Wolf. Screenplay by J.A. Bayona, Bernat Vilaplana, Jaime Marques, Nicolás Casariego from the novel by Pablo Vierci. Director of Photography Pedro Luque.

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