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Cave of Forgotten DreamsIn this documentary, filmmaker Werner Herzog and a small crew are given a rare chance to film inside France's Chauvet Cave, capturing the oldest known pictorial creations of humankind in their astonishing natural setting.
Actors of "Cave of Forgotten Dreams"
Directors of "Cave of Forgotten Dreams"Werner HerzogBirthdate: 5 September 1942, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Creators of "Cave of Forgotten Dreams"Werner HerzogBirthdate: 5 September 1942, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Critic Reviews of "Cave of Forgotten Dreams"Toronto StarJuly 07, 2011
The overall effect, aided by Ernst Reijseger's score of rising choral harmonies and lush strings, is rapturous.Washington PostMay 06, 2011
To call "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" a great movie isn't just an understatement, it's a wildly inaccurate way to describe an experience that, in its immersive sensory pleasures and climactic journey of discovery, more closely resembles an ecstatic trance.St. Louis Post-DispatchMay 06, 2011
This is something more than a movie; it's a testament - and re-creation - of rapture.San Francisco ChronicleMay 05, 2011
Art history lessons don't get much better: "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" presents the world's oldest paintings captured by one of film's great visionaries.Seattle TimesMay 05, 2011
What we get from this film: a specific and personal sense that 32,000-year-old artists, with all their ideas and passions, were not, fundamentally, that different from us.The Improper BostonianMay 12, 2015
Minor Herzog. Not until the final reel does it take flight the way his best pictures do.DCistJuly 15, 2014
Why shoot a documentary about cave paintings in 3D? Is Werner Herzog crazy? The answer to the second question has always been, "quite possibly," but the answer to the first becomes apparent the first time he trains his camera on the cave walls.We Got This CoveredNovember 11, 2013
Even those who have found Herzog's work lacking in the past will have a hard time writing off Cave of Forgotten Dreams. It's a superb film.TrespassSeptember 08, 2013
Fascinating artworks by early man, sure, but they're let down by Herzog's long, rambling soliloquies about the history of homosapiens, albino crocodiles, and Baywatch... These sequences would have been right at home in a 45-minute IMAX film.Tribune News ServiceJanuary 08, 2013
Another lovely stanza in the epic poem of humanity that Herzog has been writing for half a century.Uruguay TotalApril 23, 2012
Es indudable la capacidad del director por intentar, a través de la cámara, lo mismo que intentaron aquellos hombres y mujeres del Paleolítico unos 30.000 años atrás: comunicarse, expresar sentimientos y emociones, crear belleza.
Gallery of "Cave of Forgotten Dreams"