“Society of the Snow” Film Honors Uruguayan Plane Crash Survivors and Victims

LOS ANGELES — A new film being released on Netflix titled “Society of the Snow” is bringing to life the harrowing tale of the 1972 Andes plane crash survivors. Based on Pablo Vierci’s book of the same title, the movie follows the story of the Old Christians rugby team and their struggle for survival after their plane crashed in the snow-covered mountains. The film is a raw and unfiltered portrayal of the tragedy, aiming to honor the survivors and victims and their Uruguayan culture.

The film aims to go beyond a dramatic interpretation of the real-life tragedy, seeking to tell a story that reflects the endurance and survival of the individuals involved. Directed by J.A. Bayona, known for his work on “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” the film has been well-received and has even been shortlisted for best international feature film at the 2024 Academy Awards.

Tackling the complex story of endurance and survival, the film honors the event’s survivors and victims, while also weaving in elements of Uruguayan culture to pay homage to the individuals who endured major adversities. The film also includes crash survivors in the production, allowing them to be a part of telling their own story.

The movie has received praise from crash survivors and victims’ family members, who watched the film together and were deeply moved by its portrayal of the story. Many felt that the film provided a new perspective and a sense of reconciliation with the tragic event.

“Society of the Snow” is a powerful and moving tribute to the strength and resilience of the survivors and victims of the Andes plane crash, and it is set to leave a lasting impact on those who watch it.