The Velvet Queen
In the heart of the Tibetan highlands, nature and wildlife photographer Vincent Munier goes in search of the snow leopard together with writer Sylvain Tesson. Only a few specimens of the endangered and shy species are still to be found in the wild. For days, the two men roam the mountains, reading tracks, becoming one with the landscape. They patiently persevere, observing and photographing. Their slow hunt for the snow leopard develops into an inner journey, a silent dialogue about the place of man in a disappearing world. The result is a film of overwhelming beauty.