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Son of the White Mare at The Brattle

July 30, 2021 @ 9:15 pm


July 30, 2021
9:15 pm
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Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States



Director: Marcell Jankovics Run Time: 81 min. Release Year: 1981 Language: Hungarian

Starring: Ferenc Szalma, György Cserhalmi, Gyula Szabó, Mari Szemes, Pap Vera

One of the great psychedelic masterpieces of 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. – Film Archive.

“The greatest psychedelic animated movie ever made.” – Eric Kohn, IndieWire

“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.” – Film InquiryPoster for Son of the White Mare