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Netflix's Society of the Snow (2023) | Film Review

In 1972, a Uruguayan flight crashes in the remote heart of the Andes, forcing survivors to become each other's best hope. Yes, this feature is based on true events. Yes. This really happened.

A truly heartbreaking feature of life and death. The capabilities of human endurance, determination and pure survival instinct. Society of the Snow (2023) is a phenomenal film that will shock you to your core, making you feel every emotion possible in a matter on minutes. Encouraging the audience to become attached to the charming and warm character from the beginning, only to see them all experience one of the most disturbingly heartbreaking time ahead.

Society of the Snow (2023) is a tough watch, thrilling from the beginning we witness the characters seeking survival in the most barren, inhumane landscape known to man. Watching this film is one thing, learning it truly happened is another. This film showcases the endless battle with cold weather conditions, lack of food and surviving injury of the initial plane crash. The film feels as though there could never be a successful or happy ending but alas, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Without spoiling too much of the plot, this film is truly magnificent and triumphant. With attention to detail in every moment, showcasing the landscapes and resources to the mental stability of each character. No stone was left unturned and nothing was over dramatised for screen, it all felt real. The portrayal of the survivors was beyond respectful and heroic, depicting each struggle with seriousness and dignity.

With an overarching narration navigating us through the story was an intelligent edition to the film, adding a sense of familiarity to the story but also a heavy sense of closeness. As though the audience is in the action, with the character, experiencing every moment. Society of the Snow (2023) is unforgettable. It is hard to watch but it should be seen, the cast delivered utter reality and believability every set of the way. I was in owe of this film and cried beyond belief at the ending. Impactful and moving.

9/10 Probe Points


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