Son of the White Mare

Colour, animation, Hungary – Marcell Jankovics, 1983 – One of the world’s most famous animation films, which – at the 1984 Olympiad of Animation in Los Angeles – was voted one of the six best full-length cartoons and in the top 50 animations of all time.

The white mare gives birth to Son of the White Mare, a boy with superhuman powers, who, as he grows up, embarks on a journey to defeat the dragons that have taken over the world. The tale that reaped success worldwide is based on the legends of the peoples of the plains. Its dreamlike visuals comprise geometric forms and mandala-like, circular compositions.

Produced by Pannónia Filmstúdió, Directed by Marcell Jankovics, Screenplay by László György, Marcell Jankovics, Voices: György Cserhalmi, Vera Pap, Mari Szemes, Gyula Szabó, Ferenc Szalma, Szabolcs Tóth dr., Director of Photography: Zoltán Bacsó, Music by István Vajda, editor: Magda Hap, Sound by István Vajda

Language: Hungarian
Audio: 2.0
Subtitles: English, accessible English
Format: 4:3
Running Time: 82’

Published and distributed by the National Film Institute, 2021
Responsible for the publication: Ákos Bertalan Pál, CEO, responsible editor: György Ráduly, director, publication editor: Eszter Fazekas, Anna Ida Orosz.