Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Friday 22 March,
14.00–15.35 & 16.00–17.35 & 18.30–20.30
BP Lecture Theatre
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An unmissable opportunity to see Werner Herzog's documentary on the Chauvet caves in 3D.
Although sceptical of the value of 3D in cinema, Herzog thought it necessary on this project to 'capture the intentions of the painters'. With access to the caves prohibited for conservation reasons and due to high levels of toxicity, this is the closest we are able to come to viewing some of the earliest cave art of our ancestors.
The 18.30 screening will be introduced by Simon McBurney – actor, writer, director and founder of theatre company Complicite – who spent much of his childhood on excavation sites with his father, the prehistorian Charles McBurney. Simon wrote a powerfully moving review of the film for The Guardian on its release.
Director: Werner Herzog
2010, 95 mins, U
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Cave of Forgotten Dreams. Courtesy of Picturehouse Entertainment.