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Son of the White Mare - Virtual Cinema with Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center

at Virtual | Sun Aug 30 - Sun Sep 20



Long Island, NY

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"Directed by Marcell Jankovics (Hungary 1981; 87 mins. in Hungarian with English subtitles)

One of the great psychedelic masterpieces in world animation, Son of the White Mare is a swirling, color-mad maelstrom of mythic monsters and Scythian heroes, part-Nibelungenlied, part-Yellow Submarine, 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.

“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. It comes warmly recommended,” says Film Inquiry. Its wildly inventive storytelling and experimental artistic will dazzle both adults and children. 

Directed by Hungarian animator Marcell Jankovics, famed for his 1974 Oscar-nominated short Sisyphus and 1977's Palme d'or winning short The Struggle, as well as Hungary's first-ever animated feature film János Vitéz (1973), the film is available in a new 4K restoration, completed through the use of the original 35mm camera negative and sound elements, by Arbelos in collaboration with the Hungarian Film Archive."

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