The Velvet Queen

The Velvet Queen

France | 2021 | 92 min. | Marie Amiguet

January 21 - 27, 2022

Vincent Munier, one of the world's most renowned wildlife photographers takes the adventurer and novelist Sylvain Tesson with him on his latest mission. For several weeks, they'll explore the Tibetan plateau searching for unique animals and try to spot the snow leopard, one of the rarest and most difficult big cats to approach.

In the heart of the Tibetan highlands, multi-award-winning nature photographer Vincent Munier guides writer Sylvain Tesson on his quest to document the infamously elusive snow leopard. Munier introduces Tesson to the subtle art of waiting from a blind spot, tracking animals, and finding the patience to catch sight of the beasts. Through their journey in the Tibetan peaks, inhabited by invisible presences, the two men ponder humankind’s place amongst the magnificent creatures and glorious landscapes they encounter along the way.

MPAA Rating: NR

  • Director: Marie Amiguet
  • Principal Cast: Vincent Munier, Sylvain Tesson
  • Country: France
  • Year: 2021
  • Running Time: 92 min.
  • Screenplay: Marie Amiguet, Vincent Munier
  • Language: French
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • US Distributor: Oscilloscope Laboratories
  • International Sales: The Bureau