FILM REVIEW: Cave of Forgotten Dreams
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Werner Herzog is a visionary. Whether it be dragging a ship over a mountain in Fitzcarraldo or travelling to the furthest reaches of our planet to document its idiosyncratic oddballs in Encounters at The End of The World, Herzog persistently pushes the limits of filmmaking in search of an ‘aesthetic truth’. In contrast to many of his previous films however - operating under his gloriously pessimistic mantra that the world is just ‘chaos, hostility and murder’ - his latest, Cave of Forgotten Dreams (supposedly the first arthouse film to be exhibited in 3D), exists more as a sombre ode to a moment almost lost in history.
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