Cave of Forgotten Dreams


USA, 2011, colore, 90′
di Werner Herzog
Sceneggiatura Werner Herzog – Fotografia Peter Zeitlinger – Montaggio Joe Bini, Maya Hawke – Musiche Ernst Reijseger – Distribuzione Movie Inspired – Visit Film – Sito ufficiale

Having gained unprecedented access through the tightest of restrictions and overcome considerable technical challenges, Werner Herzog has captured on film, with specially designed 3D cameras, the interior of the Chauvet Cave in southern France. Herzog reveals to us a breathtaking subterranean world and leads us to the 32,000-year-old artworks. In that deeply moving moment of encounter, we come face to face with pristine and astonishingly realistic drawings of horses, cattle and lions, which for the briefest second come alive in the torchlight.

Werner Herzog was born in Munich in 1942. He made his first short, Herakles, when he was nineteen. He went on to direct dozens of shorts and features both fiction and documentary, as well as writing prose and directing operas.