Black and White Big Cats

The audience accompanies photographer Laurent Baheux on his quest into the heart of the African bush. He follows three fascinating big cats – in a fragile and threatened environment. He captures what nature has to offer, the beauty of the moment, the play of light and the harmony of the scenes.



Director: Mathieu Le Lay

Mathieu Le Lay is a film director and cinematographer based in the French Alps. His work is authentic, geographically diverse, visceral, yet consistently visually stunning and poetic.

After he graduated in Wildlife Conservation at the University of Salford (UK), his insatiable love for nature, cinema and wildlife led him to one year study at IFFCAM, the French wildlife film school.

Since 2008, his films tell genuine stories of the interaction between humans and nature, inspiring people to connect with our natural world.

Inspiration is the key in Mathieu's creativity. Beyond the use of natural lights to create evocative atmospheres, he has developed creative and technical skills to shoot documentary films, in some of the most remote and harshest environments of our planet. His biggest priviledge as an author is being to work on subjects that fascinate him, and drive him to bring emotional and visual depth to his films.

His work has been recognised multiple times in international film festivals focused on nature, mountain, wildlife and adventure thematics.

52 Min.
SUB: English
Director: Mathieu Le Lay
Script: Mathieu Le Lay
Cinematography: Mathieu Le Lay
Music: Franck Zaragoza
Producer: Alexandre Soullier
Nominations: Heinz Sielmann Film Award 2022