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Come and escape the hot summer days into the remote cold lands...


Come and escape the hot summer days into the remote cold lands. Martin Ryšavý captures life of the residents on the Bear Islands located in the ice cold East Siberian Sea. Werner Herzog with his own seductive commentary in The Cave of Forgotten Dreams takes us to the phenomenal Chauvet caves, where he gained exclusive access (only for Czech Republic). The Portuguese director Luís Alves Matos visualises life at the Cold Mountain, where the wind never stops blowing. From July 23 to 29.


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Bear Islands

Medvědí ostrovy (Orig.) / 2010 / Czech Republic / 60 min

The film captures the life of residents of the Sakha Republic, or Yakutia, Russia's Far Eastern Federal District. Bear Islands are located in the East Siberian Sea at the mouth of the Kolyma River.

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Cold Mountain

Montanha Fria (Orig.) / 2009 / Portugal / 12 min

This life is lost in dust / day by day the blossoms fall / year by year the people go / cold mountain trail never ends / even now you do not know? The reality is asking the shadow.

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Orig.) / 2011 / Canada, France, Germany, United States / 90 min

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of southern France, capturing the oldest known pictorial creations of humankind in their astonishing natural setting.

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