• Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Release Date: April 29th, 2011

DVD Release Date: November 29th, 2011

G |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

In this documentary, filmmaker Werner Herzog and a small crew are given a rare chance to film inside France's Chauvet Cave, where the walls are covered with the world's oldest surviving paintings. To preserve the art, people are allowed to enter the site for only two weeks a year. Examining the 30,000-year-old drawings, Herzog discusses how the artwork represents humanity's earliest dreams with scientists and art scholars conducting research at Chauvet.

Cast: Werner Herzog

Director: Werner Herzog

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Arte France, History

Keywords: Fascinating, 2010s, Quest, France

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Go underground with magic glasses on your nose and you won't regret it. show more

  • 90
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    To call this movie fascinating is akin to calling the Grand Canyon large. show more

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    And how can you not reflect about time, and change, and physical and spiritual being, when confronted with such a stunning visual record of human existence? show more

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