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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We showed The Velvet Queen between May 14, 2022 and July 31, 2022.

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Today (Tuesday 18th June)

20:30

The Beast 15
2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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Tomorrow (Wednesday 19th June)

15:30

The Beast 15
2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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18:30

Bye Bye Tiberias Cert-TBC
1h 22m | Arabic w/ English subtitles
Palestinian documentary following actress Hiam Abbass as she returns to her hometown and reconnects with the women in her family. Showing as part of the 2024 SAFAR Film Festival.

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18:00

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