Cave of Forgotten Dreams


1h 30m 2010

Brief Synopsis

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 wi

Film Details

Also Known As
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (3D), Die Höhle der vergessenen Träume, Höhle der vergessenen Träume, Die, La caverne des rêves oubliés, caverne des rêves oubliés
MPAA Rating
G
Genre
Documentary
Release Date
2010
Production Company
Arte ; Channel 4 ; Creative Differences Productions ; Film4 Productions ; French Ministry of Culture and Communication
Distribution Company
SVBIZ, INC./SUNDANCE SELECTS; 24 Bilder ; Ascot Elite ; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group ; Channel 4 ; Luna Filmverleih Gmbh ; Metropolitan Filmexport ; Mpi Home Video ; Prisvideo ; Rialto Distribution ; Sundance Selects ; Svbiz, Inc. ; Svbiz, Inc. ; Wanda Visión S.A.
Location
Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave, Ardèche, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (3D), Die Höhle der vergessenen Träume, Höhle der vergessenen Träume, Die, La caverne des rêves oubliés, caverne des rêves oubliés
MPAA Rating
G
Genre
Documentary
Release Date
2010
Production Company
Arte ; Channel 4 ; Creative Differences Productions ; Film4 Productions ; French Ministry of Culture and Communication
Distribution Company
SVBIZ, INC./SUNDANCE SELECTS; 24 Bilder ; Ascot Elite ; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group ; Channel 4 ; Luna Filmverleih Gmbh ; Metropolitan Filmexport ; Mpi Home Video ; Prisvideo ; Rialto Distribution ; Sundance Selects ; Svbiz, Inc. ; Svbiz, Inc. ; Wanda Visión S.A.
Location
Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave, Ardèche, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States Spring April 29, 2011

Released in United States on Video November 29, 2011

Released in United States 2010

Limited Release in United States Spring April 29, 2011 (Los Angeles, New York City & Chicago)

Released in United States on Video November 29, 2011

Released in United States 2010 (Special Screenings)

Released in United States 2011 (Documentaries/Out of Competition)

Released in United States 2011

Released in United States 2011 (Festival Favorites)