Masters of Dox


Werner Herzog
Screening time  
29.02. / Wednesday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 3  
02.03. / Friday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 3  
03.03. / Saturday, 23:00 - 01:00 Theatre 3  
Legendary director Werner Herzog's 3D journey into the Chauvet Cave in southern France

Sealed shut by a landslide for 20,000 years until it was finally discovered in 1994, the Chauvet Cave in southern France contains some of the oldest known examples of prehistoric art. This invaluable historic site had been open only to a select group of scientists until legendary director Werner Herzog obtained permission to film these ancient artworks with a custom-made 3-D camera. 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams' brings these remarkable paintings to vivid life, the 3-D cinematography brilliantly heightening their tactile immediacy. As usual, Herzog also complements his exploration of a mysterious environment with journeys into the human environment that has grown up around it, amusingly interviewing scientists and local residents and indulging in typically Herzogian philosophizing throughout.


Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog was born in Munich in 1942. He grew up in a remote mountain village in Bavaria and studied History and German Literature in Munich and Pittsburgh. He made his first film in 1961 at the age of 19. Since then he has produced, written, and directed more than sixty feature and documentary films, such as Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Nosferatu (1978), Fitzcarraldo (1982), Lessons of Darkness (1992), Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997), My Best Fiend (1999), Invincible (2000), Grizzly Man (2005), Encounters at the End of the World (2007), Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010). Werner Herzog has published more than a dozen books of prose, and directed as many operas. Werner Herzog lives in Munich and Los Angeles.

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams

France, Germany, USA
2011, 90', color, video

Directed by:
Werner Herzog

Peter Zeitlinger

Edited by:
Joe Bini, Maya Hawke

Ernst Reijseger

Erik Nelson, Adrienne Ciuffo

Produced by:
Creative Differences Productions, Inc.