SON OF THE WHITE MARE (Fehérlófia)
“One of the greatest animated features of all time”– Fantastic Fest
“Jankovics’ unique and unmistakable visual style is informed here by folk-art motifs, jazzy geometry, rich pop psychedelia and even the arcade-game zap so fresh on the scene in 1981″ – Fantasia Film Festival
Starts August 21
Marcell Jankovics’ cult masterpiece of psychedelic animation
Never-before released in North America
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).
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.
Hungary / 1981 / 81 min. / Hungarian w/ English subtitles / An Arbelos release.
Rental Period: 72 hours
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