J.A. Bayona’s Society Of The Snow is Spain’s official selection for the international feature Oscar and has already been nominated for a Golden Globe ® award (best motion picture – non-English language) and two Critics Choice Awards nominations, including best foreign language film and best score for Michael Giacchino.
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. Society Of The Snow, follows these men as they band together to overcome the impossible.
In the video interview above, Bayona describes why it took him just “three seconds” to decide to make the film, whilst Academy Award ®-winning composer Giacchino outlines how he aimed to tell the story musically “without stepping on the toes of the honesty and truthfulness of the experience” that the survivors had.
Society Of The Snow is in select cinemas in December, and on Netflix January 4.