Mark Valesella
Lisa Schwarzbaum
April 29, 2011 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
G
runtime
90 minutes
Limited Release Date
04/29/11
performer
Werner Herzog, Dominique Baffier
director
Werner Herzog
author
Werner Herzog
genre
Documentary

We gave it an A-

Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) has documented the work of extraordinary people before, but none, perhaps, as astonishing as the prehistoric artists whose drawings in France’s Chauvet Cave are the oldest known to date. With awe, a Herzogian sense of kinship, and a minimal camera crew working with 3-D film (a Herzog first) under unique constraints, the filmmaker all but communes with the past. This truly intimate film invites viewers to commune as well and feel a profound living connection with fellow humans of 30,000 years ago. A?

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