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DVD: Cave of Forgotten Dreams(U)


Werner Herzog's enlightening documentary guides viewers through the Chauvet Cave in Southern France, which contains the oldest artwork in the world. Herzog provides a compelling account of the history of drawings created 32,000 years ago.

The pictures are awe-inspiring due to the amount of detail and the pristine condition in which they have been naturally preserved. The film gives us a fascinating insight into a forgotten time, while the lingering shots enable us to drink in the images. If art is thought to reveal what is insidethe soul, then this documentary offers a glimpse into the psyche of the primitive man.