When you see The Snow Society , it is impossible not to open your mouth at some point. The level of spectacularity, detail and care in Juan Antonio Bayona's film is enormous. His reconstruction of the tragedy in the Andes in 1972, when a rugby team suffered a plane crash that left them stranded in the middle of the mountain range and forced them to eat each other to survive, is meticulous. Behind it is outstanding work from all the technical departments (recognized in the Oscar shortlist) and Bayona's innate ability to amaze.
The film, after passing through theaters (where it can still be enjoyed), arrived on Netflix on January 4. It was the platform that gave Bayona the freedom to make the film in Spanish, with Argentine and Uruguayan actors and to capture everything he had been collecting in the numerous meetings he had with the survivors and their families. Now that everyone is talking about The Snow Society , it is time for Juan Antonio Bayona to break down the anatomy of four of the most important scenes of a film that is up for 13 Goya awards and is in all the pools to achieve the Oscar nomination for Best International Film.