Sunday, December 24, 2017

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

Director: Werner Herzog

Writers: Werner Herzog, Judith Thurman

Composer: Ernst Reijseger

Starring: Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, Julien Monney, Jean-Michel Geneste, Michel Philippe, Giles Tosello, Carole Fritz

More info: IMDb

Plot: Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

My rating: 7.5/10

Will I watch it again?  Yes.

Werner Herzog documentaries are something special.  His voice is very soothing and he tells interesting stories with his words and his camera.  This picture is gorgeous to watch and listen to.  Being inside these caves is special.  The ancient drawings are something to see.  That's the main attraction but they also explain a lot about the caves, the drawings and the people who made them.  It's a nice, quiet and meditative film about our ancient history.  I would love to see this in a huge theater.

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