Venice International Film Festival to Close with “Society of the Snow” Directed by J.A. Bayona

Venice International Film Festival to Close with “Society of the Snow” Directed by J.A. Bayona

The Venice International Film Festival has recently revealed the film that will bring the event to a close in September. Titled “La Sociedad de la nieve” or “Society of the Snow,” this gripping film directed by J.A. Bayona tells a harrowing story of survival in the harshest of conditions.

A Tragic Event

The film is centered around the real-life events of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, which took place in 1972. The flight had been chartered to transport a rugby team to Chile but tragically crashed in the heart of the Andes. Out of the 45 passengers on board, only 29 survived the accident. Stranded in one of the most hostile and remote environments on Earth, the survivors faced unimaginable challenges and were forced to resort to extreme measures in order to stay alive.

Powerful Cast and Crew

The film features a talented cast including Enzo Vogrincic, Matías Recalt, Agustín Pardella, Esteban Kukuriczka, and Tomas Wolf. The screenplay was written by J.A. Bayona, Bernat Vilaplana, Jaime Marques, and Nicolás Casariego, based on the novel by Pablo Vierci. The international distribution of the film will be handled by Netflix.

A Respected Filmmaker

J.A. Bayona, a renowned Spanish filmmaker, has made a name for himself in the industry with his impressive body of work. He first gained recognition with his directorial debut, “The Orphanage,” which premiered at Cannes in 2007 and received numerous awards, including seven Goyas. His English-language film, “The Impossible,” further solidified his success, earning him five Goyas, including Best Director. Bayona’s other notable works include “A Monster Calls,” “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” and his role as executive producer for “Marrowbone” and “I Hate New York.” In addition to his success in the film industry, Bayona has also directed episodes of popular TV series such as “Penny Dreadful” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.” “Society of the Snow” marks Bayona’s fifth feature film and his return to Spanish-language cinema after sixteen years.

The Venice International Film Festival has chosen “Society of the Snow” as the closing film for this year’s event. Directed by J.A. Bayona, the film depicts the incredible true story of survival in the face of adversity. With a talented cast and crew, including Bayona’s impressive track record as a filmmaker, “Society of the Snow” promises to captivate audiences with its gripping narrative and powerful performances.


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