- Screening Dates: 11th May, 6pm // 18th May, 8.15pm
- Starring: Vincent Munier, Sylvain Tesson
- Directed by: Marie Amiguet, Vincent Munier
- Running time: 92 miins
- Rating: Exempt
- Language: French with English subtitles
NOTE: This film will start at the later time of 8.15pm on Thursday 18 May, due to the longer duration of the 6pm film on this night.
THE VELVET QUEEN explores the stunning landscapes and wildlife of Tibet, set to a music of Warren Ellis and Nick Cave.
“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’ll explore these valleys searching for unique animals and try to spot the snow leopard, one of the rarest and most difficult big cats to approach.”