THE LUBELSKIE CINEMA
La panthère des neiges
reż|dir Marie Amiguet, Vincent Munier | FR | 2021 | 92 min
prod|pro Laurent Baujard, Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin, Vincent Munier scen|wr Marie Amiguet, Vincent Munier, Sylvain Tesson zdj|ph Marie Amiguet, Vincent Munier muz|mus Nick Cave, Warren Ellis mon|ed Vincent Schmitt, Marie Amiguet ob|cast Vincent Munier, Sylvain Tesson dys|dis M2Films
The encounter of image and word – How do we perceive the all-encompassing beauty of nature and how can we translate it into a visual story or text? The protagonists of the film, Vincent Munier, a French nature photographer, and Sylvain Tesson, a French writer and traveller, embark on a journey to Tibet. In the vastness of the realm of wild animals, they want to meet the most mysterious and elusive predator – the snow panther. The mesmerizing music of Warren Ellis and Nick Cave completes the extraordinary encounter with nature as it is, without human intervention.
AWARDS2021 Cannes IFF – nominated to Golden Eye for Best Documentary
2022 César Awards – César for Best Documentary Film
DIRECTOR— MARIE AMIGUET, French-Swiss cameraman, filmmaker and director, specialized in nature reportage. She spent part of her childhood in Cambodia in close contact with nature. Back in France, she studied biology and then travelled through the Antilles, Africa and South America. She worked as a cameraman with Jean-Michel Bertrand for the film "Wolf Walk". Together with Vincent Munier and Sylvain Tesson, she spent several months in Tibet working on the film "The Velvet Queen", which was premiered at the FF in Cannes.
— VINCENT MUNIER (1976), French nature photographer. He has received several awards as Wildlife Photographer of the Year and regularly publishes his pictures in the press, in book publishers and in galleries. He took his first photo at the age of 12 with a camera he received from his father, a naturalist. Since 2002, he has travelled all over the world to write numerous reports to show the beauty of the wilderness and to draw attention to endangered species. He is co-creator and one of the protagonists – together with Sylvain Tesson – of the movie "The Velvet Queen".
FILMOGRAPHY— MARIE AMIGUET, VINCENT MUNIER
2014 Duch śniegów|La panthère des neiges|The Velvet Queen