Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Inspired by Werner Herzog, the director responsible for "Grizzly Man", "Fitzcarraldo", "Nosferatu", "Rescue Dawn", sit back and indulge in a weekend of a sheer cinematic heaven as we bring you three of Herzog’s great films to enjoy.
‘Cave of Forgotten Dreams’ gets us off to a perfect start on the Friday night, while on Saturday, it’s a double bill ﬁlm feast with ‘The Blue Wild Yonder’ and ‘Encounters At The End Of The World’. French ﬁlmmaker François Truffaut once called Herzog "the most important ﬁlm director alive", here’s a chance to really absorb the wonder of Werner Herzog. (see all three screenings for €12)
Also, with an environmental flavour to the weekend, we have something for all the family to enjoy. Drop in with the kids between 12pm & 2pm on Saturday afternoon for a free ECO
UNESCO workshop, learn how to recycle old junk into new items, then pop in to see the beautiful National Geographic family film ‘Arctic Tale’.
Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France, capturing the oldest known pictorial creations of humankind in their astonishing natural setting.
In 1994, a group of scientists discovered a cave in Southern France perfectly preserved for over 20,000 years and containing the earliest known human paintings. Knowing the cultural significance that the Chauvet Cave holds, the French government immediately cut-off all access to it, save a few archaeologists and palaeontologists. But documentary filmmaker, Werner Herzog, has been given limited access, and now we get to go inside examining beautiful artwork created by our ancient ancestors around 32,000 years ago. He asks questions to various historians and scientists about what these humans would have been like and trying to build a bridge from the past to the present.