THE VELVET QUEEN
LA PANTHÈRE DES NEIGES (2021)
Directed by: Marie Amiguet and Vincent Munier, with Sylvain Tesson
Cast: Vincent Munier and Sylvain Tesson
Runtime: 92 mins
Rating: PG13 (Some Coarse language)
Awarded Best Documentary at the Lumières and César Awards 2021
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 explore these valleys in search of unique animals, and try to spot the snow leopard—one of the rarest and most difficult big cats to approach.