Cave of Forgotten Dreams Poster

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

Distributors: IFC Films

Keywords: France, Fascinating, Quest, 2010s

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