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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 and 1977's Palme d'or winning short The Struggle, as well as Hungary's first-ever animated feature film János Vitéz (1973), available here in a new 4K restoration.
Son of the White Mare has been restored in 4K using the original 35mm camera negative and sound elements by Arbelos in collaboration with Hungary's National Film Institute.
Available Fri August 28–Thu March 18, Virtual Screening Room
Hungary, 1981, in Hungarian, Color, 81 min, 1.37 : 1
Writer: László György, Director: Marcell Jankovics, Writer: Marcell Jankovics, Cast: György Cserhalmi, Vera Pap, Gyula Szabó, Mari Szemes, Ferenc Szalma