• La panthère des neiges
  • La panthère des neiges

La panthère des neiges / The Velvet Queen

by Marie Amiguet, Vincent Munier Documentary Competition

Untouched natural landscapes of unique beauty can be found in the remote valleys of the Tibetan highlands. Filmmaker Marie Amiguet accompanies renowned nature photographer Vincent Munier and writer Sylvain Tesson on an adventurous journey in search of the snow leopard, a wild animal that very rarely reveals itself to mankind. The unusual journey of these two sympathetic oddballs becomes a contemplative ode to that sublime wilderness which, like the majestic snow cat, is in danger of disappearing. The score by Warren Ellis and Nick Cave compliments Amiguet's documentary, making it a sensory and decelerating experience.

About the director(s)

The French-Swiss director Marie Amiguet first studied to become a biologist before graduating from the Institut Francophone de Formation au Cinéma Animalier (IFFCAM). Vincent Munier is a French photographer, filmmaker and author. The two met in 2017 and shot LE SILENCE DES BÊTES together, a protest film against lynx poaching. The most recent work LA PANTHÈRE DES NEIGES premiered this year at Cannes.

About the director(s)
  • Genre: DOC: Environment & Nature
  • Country, Year: France, 2021
  • Runtime: 92 Min
  • Languages: French
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Directors: Marie Amiguet, Vincent Munier
  • Cast: Sylvain Tesson
  • Screenplay: Marie Amiguet, Vincent Munier
  • Cinematography: Vincent Munier, Marie Amiguet, Léo-Pol Jacquot
  • Editors: Vincent Schmitt, Marie Amiguet
  • Sound: Vincent Munier, Marie Amiguet, Léo-Pol Jacquot
  • Music: Warren Ellis, Nick Cave
  • Producers: Laurent Baujard, Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin, Vincent Munier, Bertrand Faivre
  • Production Companies: Paprika Films, Kobalann Productions, ARTE France, Le Bureau Paris
  • World Sales: The Bureau Sales
  • Swiss Distribution: Filmcoopi Zürich AG
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