DIR. Marcell Jankovics
Few films in animation history are as striking as this 1981 classic from Marcell Jankovics. Created under the confines of Hungary's Communist regime, the film manages to be stylish and subversive, while celebrating the folk tales of the steppes and the epic poetry of Hungarian writer László Arany.
Epic as it is, the story plays second-fiddle to the bold visuals and remarkable animation—which has been lovingly and beautifully restored by the team at Arbelos Film Labs. This new 4K restoration shows the film as it was meant to be seen, as an animated masterwork and visual feast, created by one of the medium's under-appreciated masters.
"Beyond being historically significant and a truly gorgeous film, Son of the White Mare manages to connect with our most ancient arts and make them digestible for any viewer."
– Caitlyn Kennedy, Film Inquiry