Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona (Barcelona, 1975) is at present shooting his new film, «La Sociedad de la Nieve» (The Snow Society).
The movie is being produced by Netflix about the Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 plane crash.
The accident, which happened 49 years ago, involved a rugby team from Montevideo and occurred because of a crash against a glacier in the heart of the Andes. Only 16 of its 45 passengers survived.
The film shot is taking place in the Sierra Nevada, Montevideo (Uruguay), and in different locations from the Andes (both in Chile and Argentina), including El Valle de las Lágrimas (Vale of Tears), the actual location where the story happened.
The Vale of Tear’s location has been confirmed by Bayona (also director of The Impossible and The Orphanage) in a video recorded in the accident place. “We are here with the aim of starting a film where we will try to honor the memory of the 16 survivors, and especially of the 29 who could not return. We hope to do our best, we will surely try, and honor the memory of all of them”, said the filmmaker.
The cast is led by Enzo Vogrincic Roldán, Matías Recalt, Agustín Pardella, Tomas Wolf, Diego Ariel Vegezzi, Esteban Kukuriczka, Francisco Romero, Rafael Federman, Felipe González Otaño, Agustín Della Corte, Valentino Alonso, Simón Hempe, Fernando Contigiani García, Benjamin Segura and Jerónimo Bosia.