The Velvet Queen: Snow Leopard
La panthère des neiges
Mesmerising documentary following a photographic expedition in search of the elusive snow leopard.
Marie Amiguet Vincent Munier
France 2021. 92min
With English subtitles
This mesmerising documentary follows world-renowned wildlife photographer Vincent Munier as he takes the adventurer and novelist Sylvain Tesson with him on his latest mission high up on the Tibetan plateau. For several weeks the two men venture into the unexplored and inaccessible valleys in one of the last sanctuaries of the wild world, searching for unique animals including the elusive snow leopard. Warren Ellis and Nick Cave's achingly beautiful score is the perfect accompaniment to the men’s contemplation of this extraordinary environment.
Simon Duffy, Programme and Research Manager
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