Netflix has a new number one movie after JA Bayona's Society of the Snow climbed the streaming chart. The drama is currently number one on Netflix's movie list worldwide, reaching the top spot in the UK, Australia and South Africa.
The Spanish-language survival thriller tells the true story of the plane crash in the Uruguayan Andes in 1972. Adapted from a book of the same name by Pablo Vierci, the film tells the story of all 16 survivors of the crash and is led by a relatively unknown lead cast. Among its stars are Enzo Vogrincic Roldán, Matías Recalt and Agustín Pardella.
Following its success on the streaming platform, many viewers took to Twitter to share praise for the film from The Impossible director Bayona. “Society of the Snow is now available to watch on Netflix and I can't recommend it enough,” he writes Next Best Film Matt Neglia. “One of the most unforgettable, harrowing and technically stunning films of the year.”
“We need to talk more about JA Bayona's excellent direction in Society of the Snow where he manages to deliver one of the most harrowing sequences in recent years.” another viewer added. While a third wrote: “An emotional wreck after watching Society of the Snow. An incredibly moving and captivating survival story that had me crying every 5 minutes.”
Society of the Snow is a devastating and brilliantly executed survival film. another tweeted. “It's more disturbing than most horror films and has one of the most impressive plane crash scenes on film. Enzo Vogrincic, who is wonderful as Numa, is the Adam Driver of Uruguay, it seems.” One fifth added: “Society of the Snow is the best thing I've seen on Netflix in a while. Very moving. You really couldn't make it all up.”
Speaking to GamesRadar+, Bayona talked about showing the movie to actual survivors. “Ultimately, I think the reaction has been very positive,” he said. “And I was very impressed to see people together for the first time in 50 years – suddenly they were all together watching the film, hugging each other and crying.”
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