PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

Son of the White Mare

Local title
Valge mära poeg
Title in Russian
Son of the White Mare
Original title
Fehérlófia
Director
Marcell Jankovics
Country
Hungary
Year
1981
Festival
25th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
In Focus: In Hungary
Genre
fantasy

Jankovics’s cutting-edge masterpiece is an adaptation of the ancient legends of the early nomadic Steppe people (such as the Huns, the Avars and the Magyars).

The film has a rather special position in the history of animated films, because it can be best described as an abstract version of tales, both in its visual representation and its storytelling. Being a radical example of the ornamental style, the film produces a dreamlike visual world, which is created from the continuous presence of metamorphoses, changing of colours, and recurring images of lightnings, shatters, and mandala.

Awards:
1984 Olympic Arts Festival, Los Angeles – selected among
the 50 greatest animated films of all time

Director
Marcell Jankovics
Screenwriter
László György, Marcell Jankovics
Cast
György Cserhalmi, Vera Pap, Gyula Szabó, Ferenc Szalma, Mari Szemes
DoP
Zoltán Bacsó
Editor
Magda Hap, Mária Kern, Valéria Pauka, Judit Szarvas
Production
Pannónia Filmstúdió
Runtime
Language
Hungarian
Subtitles
English
Director
Marcell Jankovics

Marcell Jankovics (1941–2021)

Valik: János vitéz (1973), Kacor király (1978), Ének a csodaszarvasról (Song of the Miraculous Hind, 2002), Az ember tragédiája (The Tragedy of Man, 2011)

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Screenings

Hall 2 Kino Artis
Screening031601 / Valge Mära poeg
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall 2 Kino Artis
Screening091605 / Valge Mära poeg
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration