The Velvet Queen12A

Directed by Marie Amiguet | France | 2021 | 1h 32m | French w/ English subtitles | Starring Vincent Munier, Sylvain Tesson

High up on the Tibetan plateau amongst unexplored and inaccessible valleys lies one of the last sanctuaries of the wild world. One of the world’s most renowned photographers, Vincent Munier and writer Sylvain Tesson explore these valleys hoping to spot one of the rarest and most difficult big cats to record, the snow leopard. A breathtakingly beautiful documentary featuring an original score composed by musicians Warren Ellis and Nick Cave.

Reviews

‘Gorgeous, humbling, looking out-, up- and inward, the documentary is the rare nature film about not only beauty and beasts but also the very human urge to make sense of our place in it all.’
Robert Abele, The LA Times

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