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The Grand Masters of the Chauvet Cave

Saturday 03rd October 2015 from 19h15 to 20h45
Salle 3 / IPGP

Directed by
Christian Tran
Written by
Christian Tran
Produced by
ARTE France - Quark Productions / Diff : ARTE

Documentary, France, 2015, 51 min

Competition Science Television

Also in Student Competition

The creation of an important museum devoted to the reproduction of the works allows a close-up on the paintings, the drawings and the engravings. The film enable us to understand their incredible techniques and feel their intact emotional power.The paintings and drawings of the Chauvet cave – made thirty six thousand years ago and discovered twenty years ago in the south of France – are the oldest human artistic expression to date. Their strength and modernity changed radically all the ideas we had on prehistorical art.


Debate with :

  • Christian Tran, Film director
  • Dominique Baffier, prehistorian French archaeologist, specialist in Palaeolithic cave art

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