Society of the Snow (Spanish: La sociedad de la nieve) is a 2023 survival thriller film directed by J. A. Bayona about the Uruguayan 1972 Andes flight disaster. It is an adaptation of Pablo Vierci’s book of the same name, which documents accounts of all 16 survivors of the crash, many of whom Vierci knew from childhood. The cast is composed of Uruguayan and Argentine actors, most of whom are newcomers.
The film closed the 80th Venice International Film Festival, in an Out of Competition slot. It is scheduled to be released theatrically on 15 December 2023 before streaming on Netflix on 4 January 2024. It was selected as the Spanish entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 96th Academy Awards.
The VFX are made by:
El Ranchito VFX – VFX Supervisors: Félix Bergés, Laura Pedro
Lamppost VFX – VFX Supervisor: Àlex Villagrasa
Director: J.A. Bayona
Release Date: January 4, 2024 Netflix