Past screening

Self-Portrait: Fairy Tale in 47KM + Q&A

Directed by: Marie Amiguet
Runtime: 1h 32mins Certificate: 12+ Year: 2021
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Directed by: Marie Amiguet
Runtime: 1h 32mins Certificate: 12+ Year: 2021
Language: French (English subtitles) Country: France
Featuring: Vincent Munier, Sylvain Tesson
Last Screened: Wed 15th Mar 2023

In the heart of the Tibetan highlands, multi-award-winning nature photographer Vincent Munier guides writer Sylvain Tesson on his quest to document the infamously elusive snow leopard.

Munier introduces Tesson to the subtle art of waiting from a blind spot, tracking animals, and finding the patience to catch sight of the beasts. Through their journey in the Tibetan peaks, inhabited by invisible presences, the two men ponder humankind’s place amongst the magnificent creatures and glorious landscapes they encounter along the way. This stunningly filmed account of their journey, soundtracked by Warren Ellis and Nick Cave, is a much-needed and rewarding lesson in patience and appreciation.


This benevolent hunt along stunning peaks and vast plateaus is rich with animal majesty and unspoiled geographical magnificence.

Robert Abele

LA Times

The Velvet Queen is a godsend for lovers of observational documentaries, slow cinema and wild nature.

Davide Abbatescianni


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