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Marcell Jankovics

Son of the White Mare (Fehérlófia)

Edition 2022
86' - 1981 - Fantasy, Adventure - Dialogue: Hungarian
Director: Marcell Jankovics With: György Cserhalmi, Vera Pap, Gyula Szabó
On the mountain peaks of the animation medium rests this giant of a film, ready to share its dreams with a new generation of admirers. Son of the White Mare splashes off the screen like a modernist rock painting.
A horse goddess gives birth to three powerful brothers who set out into the Underworld to save three princesses from three evil dragons and reclaim their ancestors’ lost kingdom.
Son of the White Mare, like all fables, is about the oldest and most primary human urges, creation and destruction, and Jankovics manifests that endless cosmic cycle as his own animated dreamscape. (...) One of the absolute pinnacles of animation, (...) a masterpiece of the medium.” - Slant

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Marcell Jankovics


György Cserhalmi, Vera Pap, Gyula Szabó


Marcell Jankovics, László György

Director of Photography

Zoltán Bacsó


Magda Hap, Mária Kern, Valéria Pauka, Judit Szarvas

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Marcell Jankovics
Trends (short, 1967), Álmok szárnyán (short, 1968), Inauguration (short, 1969), Deep Waters (short, 1970), The Satiric Eye (short, 1971), Mással beszélnek (short, 1971), Johnny Corncob (1973), Sisyphus (short, 1974), The Struggle (short, 1977), Kacor király (1978), Son of the White Mare (1981), Prometheus (short, 1992), Song of the Miraculous Hind (2002), The Tragedy of Man (2011)

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