Shot in 3D, Herzog’s meditative documentary on 30,000 year old cave paintings is full of musings on art, humanity and nature. Since he is an unusual filmmaker in any traditional sense, Herzog himself is often as a big of an element in the film as the paintings. That’s always fine by me.
One of the most striking moments in the film is when Herzog discovers that two paintings, though appearing side by side and drawn with a similar visual aesthetic, are actually separated by a couple thousand years. Today, an artist can’t have a song out for a couple days without a cover or a remix being released.
Check out this audio interview with Herzog at Studio 350 for more information on the documentary and Herzog’s unique philosophy on filmmaking.