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The velvet queen

a film by Marie Amiguet and Vincent Munier

High up on the Tibetan plateau. Amongst unexplored and inaccesible 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.

  • 2021
  • Documentary Feature Film
  • Paprika Films & Kobalann Productions
  • Le Bureau Films
  • Marie Amiguet
  • Marie Amiguet & Vincent Munier
  • Vincent Munier, Marie Amiguet, Léo-Pol Jacquot
  • Olivier Goinard
  • Warren Ellis featuring Nick Cave
  • Vincent Schmitt, Marie Amiguet
  • Sylvain Tesson
  • Jean-Sébastien Décaux, Lyro Participations, Arte
  • Le Bureau Sales
  • Haut et Court Distribution
  • Vincent Munier et Sylvain Tesson
Prizes and awards

2022 César Ceremony: César for Best Documentary
Cannes Film Festival 2021: Official selection Cinema for Climate
Lumières de la presse internationale 2022: Lumière for Best Documentary
New York Wild Film Festival 2022: Best Film
La Rochelle Adventure Film and Book Festival: Grand Prix du Public and Adventure Prize
Nominated at the César Awards 2022: Best Documentary, Best First Film, Best Original Score (Warren Ellis and Nick Cave