Did you know that “The Snow Society” was filmed in Sierra Nevada?
Juan Antonio Bayona chose to use the shots filmed in the Andes for long-distance scenes.
In the last few weeks, there has been no other film in the film world than “La sociedad de la Nieve”, directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. The film relives the experiences of the 16 survivors of a tragic plane crash in the Andes Mountains, also known as the “Miracle of the Andes”.
One of the traits that most characterises Bayona’s way of writing and directing films is that he is always very faithful to the stories he brings to the screen. An example of this is “The Impossible”, inspired by the tragedy of the 2004 earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Indonesia.
In the case of “The Snow Society” it is only logical that, since the disaster occurred in the Andes, the film set would have been established there as well. In fact, in the film, the mountains of the Andean range appear constantly and are almost as much a protagonist as the passengers on the plane.
However, the reality is that “The Snow Society” was not shot there. Yes, the filming of the scenes took place much closer than we might have imagined, in the Sierra Nevada. Why there and not in the Andes? To explain it, we have to talk about some important facts.