Cave of Forgotten Dreams: 3D for grownups

Come along with Werner Herzog as he explores the 33,000-year-old Chauvet cave paintings in southern France. It’s a great topic for a film – a specially authorized descent into the claustrophobic confines of a prehistoric cave, littered with human footprints and the skulls of extinct cave bears.  Surprisingly, some of the paintings look like they were painted in the Renaissance or later.

And, of course, Herzog (Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Grizzly Man) is a great story teller.  Here, he made the wise choice to film in 3D.  The paintings are not on flat canvasses, but on uneven rock faces.  The 3D allows the audience to appreciate how the artists used the curves in the rock to give the illusion of motion in their subjects.

Don’t miss Cave of Forgotten Dreams while it can be seen in 3D.

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