Cave of Forgotten Dreams
WORLD CINEMA Tuesday 8th November @ 8.00pm
France/Germany 2010 95mins Language: English
Director Werner Herzog returns to documentary with Cave of Forgotten Dreams, for which he gained exclusive access to the Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave in the Ardèche in Southern France, discovered in 1994 and containing hundreds of remarkable drawings by early man around 32,000 years ago. In a fi lm that is full of stunning visuals, Herzog presents what he suggest as "the beginnings of the modern human soul" in a typically idiosyncratic and compelling way (remember the brilliant Grizzly Man?) in this enthralling exploration of the gulf between ourselves and our past.
The Linenhall Arts Centre acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council in making this screening possible.
"Fascinating subject matter coupled with stunning cinematography... An unforgettable experience from one of cinema's greatest filmmakers." - Glasgow Film Festival 2011
"A tremendous film." - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
"Tantalising... a mixture of awe and scepticism, humility and wit." - Ben Walters, Time Out