The Wheel of Life

Film Info

Film Year: 2017

Film Duration: 41 min

Country: Netherlands

Language: Romanian


Anca Ardeleanu, Ewa Basiaga

Film Category

Best Foreign Documentary


This movie introduces to the viewer the European Neolithic Cucuteni – Trypillian culture, one of the greatest cultures of painted ceramics, with emphasis on its symbols, their meanings, how they have been preserved, and the people who still incorporate those symbols in contemporary folklore, more or less aware of their origin and meaning. An emphasis in this film was placed on Mother Goddess symbols and how they transformed and were assimilated over the millennia, but still comprehensible in the modern folklore.