Accessibility Links

IFI & Night of Ideas: The Velvet Queen

Documentary, F-Rated 1h 32m 2021

As part of the fifth Night of Ideas, the Irish Film Institute (IFI) in association with the French Embassy in Ireland, is delighted to present the Irish Premiere of The Velvet Queen (La Panthère des neiges), Marie Amiguet’s documentary which world premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the Cinema for the Climate section, on Wednesday 26th January 2022 both at the IFI and online (IFI@Home).

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.

The Night of Ideas is a worldwide initiative spearheaded by Institut Français celebrating the stream of ideas between countries, cultures and generations.

Night of Ideas 2022 logos

Director

Marie Amiguet

Language

French

Country

France

Bonus Content

Night of Ideas Introduction from the French Embassy

2m

You may also like

The Story of Looking
Documentary, Captioned 1h 30m 2021
Gunda
Documentary 1h 33m 2020
Groundswell
Documentary, Irish Film 1h 20m 2021
Henry Glassie: Field Work (2020)
Documentary, Irish Film 1h 45m 2020

Download the app to view your purchased content!