A 3-D documentary exploration of prehistoric art in the Chauvet Cave in France. Directed by Werner Herzog. 90 minutes. Opens July 8 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
article by Peter Howell in today's Toronto Star
Public domain photo of paintings from the cave:
Tightly controlled access to these caves which contain 32,000 year old paintings.
wikipedia article on the Cave
French Ministry web site for the Cave
related website with detailed images of cave paintings found at the Lascaux cave (this
site has a panoramic view feature which simulates the paintings on the cave walls)
I am going to see if I can catch this film. It is supposed to open in a range of Canadian cities, but I imagine my best chance will be to see it in Toronto.
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Thursday, July 07, 2011
Chauvet Cave drawings film opens in Toronto
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