Society of The Snow

Director: J.A Bayona

Cast: Enzo Vogrincic, Esteban Bigliardi, Simon Hempe

On Oct. 13, 1972, a rugby team from Montevideo, Uruguay, boarded Flight 571 to Santiago, Chile, for a match. But on their way through the snowy Andes — just short of their destination — the plane crashed deep in the barren mountains, where temperatures can reach 40 degrees below zero.

Twelve people died on impact and several more were gravely injured. Only 29 lived to see a second day in the Andes. After multiple search-and-rescue planes combed the area, the search was called off and the passengers were presumed dead. After nearly two and a half months, 16 survivors were rescued. But what happened during those 72 days?

From Gaudí and Goya award–winning director J.A. Bayona (The Impossible, A Monster Calls), Society of the Snow tells the near-impossible story of the Andes flight disaster.

2023 / 143mins

Language: Spanish

BBFC Advice: strong threat, injury detail, disturbing scenes

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