The Velvet Queen

Documentary 92 min
Saturday, January 22
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High up on the Tibetan plateau, amongst unexplored and inaccessible valleys lies one of the last sanctuaries of the wild world, where rare and undiscovered fauna lives. Vincent Munier, one of the world’s most renowned wildlife photographers takes the adventurer and novelist Sylvain Tesson (In the Forest of Siberia) with him on his latest mission. For several weeks, they’ll explore these valleys searching for unique animals and try to spot the snow leopard, one of the rarest and most difficult big cats to approach. Winner of the Best Documentary Feature award at Sante Fe Independent Film Festival.

“Lyrical. Soulful. Two French adventurers travel the Tibetan Highlands in search of the elusive snow leopard, but Marie Amiguet and Vincent Munier’s quietly spellbinding doc is more about the chase than the quarry” — Guy Lodge, Variety
“A wondrous nature documentary.” — Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times
directed by
Marie Amiguet, Vincent Munier
written by
Marie Amiguet, Vincent Munier
Vincent Munier, Sylvain Tesson