Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)

Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating G
Runtime 1hr 30mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords 3-D, historical
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Werner Herzog Writer n/a 120782 4000001
Nicolas Zunino Co-Producer n/a 170 3000010
Judith Thurman Co-Producer n/a 170 3000009
Peter Zeitlinger Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Maya Hawke Editor n/a 172 7000001
Ernst Reijseger Music n/a 120781 8000001
Joe Bini Editor n/a 172 7000002
Phil Fairclough Co-Producer n/a 170 3000008
Amy Briamonte Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Adrienne Ciuffo Producer n/a 3 3000002
Erik Nelson Producer n/a 3 3000001
Werner Herzog Director n/a 2 2000001
Julian P. Hobbs Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
David Harding Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Molly Thompson Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
David McKillop Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Werner Herzog Actor Himself 1 1000001
For over 20,000 years, Chauvet Cave has been completely sealed off by a fallen rock face, its crystal-encrusted interior as large as a football field and strewn with the petrified remains of giant ice age mammals. In 1994, scientists discovered the caverns and found hundreds of pristine paintings within, spectacular artwork dating back over 30,000 years (almost twice as old as any previous finds) to a time when Neanderthals still roamed the earth and cave bears, mammoths, and ice age lions were the dominant populations of Europe. Since then, only a few people have been allowed access into Chauvet Cave, and the true scope of its contents had largely gone unfelt. The film offers unprecedented access to the cave, accompanied by musings about its original inhabitants, the birth of art and the curious people surrounding the caves today.