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Cave of forgotten dreams, Sundance Selects ; History Films presents a Creative Differences production ; a film by Werner Herzog ; written and directed by Werner Herzog ; produced by Erik Nelson and Adrienne Ciuffo ; produced in partnership with the French Ministry of Culture, Communication [and the] Department of Cultural Heritage

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Cave of forgotten dreams, Sundance Selects ; History Films presents a Creative Differences production ; a film by Werner Herzog ; written and directed by Werner Herzog ; produced by Erik Nelson and Adrienne Ciuffo ; produced in partnership with the French Ministry of Culture, Communication [and the] Department of Cultural Heritage
Language
eng
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated G
Main title
Cave of forgotten dreams
Oclc number
754635772
Responsibility statement
Sundance Selects ; History Films presents a Creative Differences production ; a film by Werner Herzog ; written and directed by Werner Herzog ; produced by Erik Nelson and Adrienne Ciuffo ; produced in partnership with the French Ministry of Culture, Communication [and the] Department of Cultural Heritage
Runtime
90
Summary
Overcoming considerable technical challenges, iconic director Werner Herzog takes viewers into the interior of Chauvet Cave in southern France where the world's oldest cave paintings--hundreds in number--were discovered in 1994. These 32,000-year-old artworks--pristine and astonishingly realistic drawings of horses, cattle, and lions--come alive in the torchlight, as Herzog muses on this extraordinary place, the nature and purpose of Paleolithic art, and its creators. For Herzog, these paintings present perhaps the earliest manifestation of our primal desire to communicate and represent the world around us, which leads him to wider metaphysical contemplations on evolution and our place within it, and ultimately on what it means to be human
Table Of Contents
Credits/In the Ardeche -- First exploration -- Long forgotten dreams -- Pont d'Arc -- Crooked finger -- Audible images -- Awakening of the modern soul -- Underground chambers -- Hunting and the mystery of the Minotaur -- Homo spiritualis -- Visions, voice, and humanness -- Post script/End credits
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
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