Son of the White Mare
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.
1984 Olympic Arts Festival, Los Angeles – selected among
the 50 greatest animated films of all time
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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)