Director: Werner Herzog | US, UK, France 2010 | 90 min
Join Werner Herzog on his quest into the otherwise hermetically sealed Chauvet cave in Southern France, armed with a 3D camera and his incisively satirical perspective. Inside the cave archeologists found a series of cave paintings in 1994, which after more than 30,000 years of being sealed from the world remained exactly as our ancestors left them. Only a small number of selected researchers have therefore been allowed to stick their head inside, but this doesn"t stop Herzog on his journey into the cave, which raises the question about what unites the modern human being with our predecessors. The fact that Herzog's answer contains both albino alligators, the American national anthem played on a bone flute and is filmed in 3D should not surprise fans of the determined director - who with "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" at the same time answers the American film critic Roger Ebert's famous declaration that he refused to take 3D technology seriously before Herzog adopted it.
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (US, UK, France, 2010, 90 min.)
Director: Werner Herzog. Producer: Erik Nelson, Adrienne Ciuffo. Production: Creative Differences.