Saturday, 26 March 2016

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France, capturing the oldest known pictorial creations of humankind in their astonishing natural setting.

Fascinating and mind-boggling documentary about mankind's oldest known art.

On second view: wins through repeated viewings; an what would it be without Werner Herzog's Teutonic intellectual speculations?

Maltin***: "Compelling documentary...capture a sense of genuine physical and historic wonder. Herzog's philosophical naarative maunderings sometimes veer into the obtrusive but mostly he lets the spectacular images speak for themselves."

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