Son of the White Mare

Son of the White Mare

June 14, 2023
“The Greatest Psychedelic Animated Movie Ever Made” – Eric Kohn, IndieWire

Details About the Film

This film is part of the series High Frequencies


Birthed from a celestial horse, three demi-gods plunge into the underworld to save three princesses. This swirling, color-mad maelstrom of ancient monsters and heroes is a poetic epic and a long-lost wonder of underground world animation.

Part-Nibelungenlied, part-Yellow Submarine, Son of the White Mare is 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 National Film Institute.

Presented By

Director(s): Marcell Jankovics
Starring: György Cserhalmi, Pap Vera, Gyula Szabó
Year Released: 1981
Runtime: 86 minutes
Country: Hungary
Language(s): In Hungarian with English subtitles
Content Warning(s): Photosensitive Epilepsy Seizure Warning
Accessibility Options: ListenTech (Hearing Impaired / Personal Amplified Audio Receiver w/optional T-Coil loop)