The Birth Of Venus is a short documentary film in which, we explore a stunning marble sculpture titled “A New Era,” created by sculptor Mik Simcic. The sculpture is a contemporary representation of Botticelli’s Venus, a symbol of spiritual voyagers, brought through half a century. This partly realistic sculpture of a young woman in natural size, with a polished surface, stands on her left foot, while her right foot appears to be in the midst of a movement, as if it wishes to step forward into a new, awakened world where ethics and aesthetics are valuable once again. Her intricately tangled hair wraps around her naked body, merging with a sea wave from which she is said to have emerged. “A New Era” signifies a new awakening and the beginning of a new era, anticipating and announcing the rise of a human being harboring higher values. Join us as we explore the beauty and symbolism of this incredible sculpture and its message for our world today.

This project is also listed on IMDB.

Directed & written by: Vital Butinar,
Director of photography: Leya Marinčič,
Producer: Tea Rejc.