The Velvet Queen

The Velvet Queen

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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.

2022Rating: M92 minsFranceLe Bureau
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The New York Times

The New York Times

The Velvet Queen asks viewers to experience solitude in a way that is difficult to achieve in a movie theatre.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

(The Velvet Queen) goes beyond usual nature documentary territory in its writerly contemplation of the wild...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The Velvet Queen can feel like a series of paintings that occasionally come to life.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Equal parts mesmerising and self-important...

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Beautiful if surprisingly gabby...

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Even if the idea of this film does not appeal to you, please consider it anyway.

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NPR

NPR

It's slow cinema, but I felt like I had taken a journey to the Tibetan landscape.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

A project that reaches for something greater than a typical nature documentary.

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The Velvet Queen | Release Details

The Velvet Queen is now playing in 5 cinemas in New Zealand.