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One of the great psychedelic masterpieces of world animation, Son of the White

Mare is a swirling, color-mad maelstrom of mythic monsters and Scythian

heroes, part-Nibelungenlied, part-Yellow Submarine, lit by jagged bolts of lightning

and drenched in rivers of blue, red, gold and green. A massive cosmic oak

stands at the gates of the Underworld, holding seventy-seven dragons in its

roots; to combat these monsters, a dazzling white mare goddess gives birth to

three heroes – Treeshaker and his brothers – who embark on an epic journey to

save the universe. Directed by Hungarian animator Marcell Jankovics (famed

for his 1974 Oscar-nominated short Sisyphus), Son of the White Mare has been

restored in 4K using the original 35mm camera negative and sound elements by

Arbelos in collaboration with the Hungarian Film Archive.

  • Year
    1981
  • Runtime
    81 min
  • Language
    Hungarian with English subtitle
  • Country
    Hungary
  • Rating
    Not Rated
  • Note
    Contains animated depictions of nudity, sexual situations, and abstracted violence.
  • Director
    Marcell Jankovics
  • Screenwriter
    László György, Marcell Jankovics, Based on Hungarian Folk Tales
  • Cast
    György Cserhalmi, Vera Pap, Gyula Szabó, Ferenc Szalma, Mari Szemes, Szabolcs Tóth, Ottó Ulmann
  • Cinematographer
    Zoltán Bacsó
  • Editor
    Magda Hap, Mária Kern