Werner Herzog’s 3-D doc, “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” has been picked up by IFC Films in Toronto. The deal for all U.S. rights excluding television was negotiated by Arianna Bocco and Betsy Rodgers for IFC Films, and Josh Braun of Submarine Entertainment on behalf of the filmmakers with Marc Simon of Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP providing legal services.
“Cave of Forgotten Dreams” gives the viewer a detailed look into the Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc cave in southern France, which holds the earliest known visions of mankind. Although access to the caves has been extremely limited due to concerns that overexposure could damage the invaluable drawings, Herzog was granted permission to film by using special lights that emit no heat.
The feature documentary is produced by Creative Differences in partnership with History Films and The French Ministry of Culture and Communication as a co-production with Arte France and in association with More 4. The documentary is produced by Erik Nelson and Adrienne Cuiffo with executive producers Dave Harding, David McKillop, Julian P. Hobbs, Molly Thompson, and Tabitha Jackson. Erik Nelson produced Herzog’s previous two feature documentaries, “Grizzly Man” and “Encounters at the End of the World.”
“We were completely blown away by this tour-de-force from Wener Herzog,” IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring said in a statement. “This is what great 3-D technology was created for and we really couldn’t be more excited to work with History Films, the producers, and Werner to bring this awe inspiring film to American audiences.”
This week in Toronto, IFC Films also picked up James Gunn’s dark comedy “Super” with Ellen Page and Rainn Wilson earlier this week at the Toronto International Film Festival.