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CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS
USA: IFC Films
UK: Picturehouse Entertainment
Cast: Werner Herzog, Dominique Baffier, Jean Clottes, Jean-Michel Geneste, Carole Fritz, Gilles Tosello, Michel Philippe, Julien Monney, Nicholas Conard, Wulf Hein, Maria Malina, Maurice Maurin, Charles Fathy
Director: Werner Herzog
USA & UK: 90 mins
USA Rated: G
UK Certificate: U contains no material likely to offend or harm
USA Release Date: 29 April 2011 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 25 March 2011
CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS shows the dramatic results of Werner Herzog’s (GRIZZLY MAN) exclusive access to the recently discovered Chauvet caves in the South of France, and their truly extraordinary cave paintings, dating back 32,000 years. Herzog’s use of 3D really brings these beautiful works of art and the breath-taking cathedral like cave with its towering stalagmites to life. Herzog uses his unique access to this treasure trove of Palaeolithic masterpieces to muse on the immensity and fragility of man’s progress.
Herzog combines his gifts as a conjurer of unforgettable images, explorer of forbidden landscapes and poetic philosopher to illuminate and celebrate the earliest recorded visions of humanity. The Chauvet Cave, which contains the earliest known cave paintings, was discovered in 1994 and is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites.