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Son of the White Mare
The story’s main character is Fehérlófia, who is a man with superhuman power. He is born as the third son of a horse. He listened to old tales, mostly about the Forefather and the end of his reign, caused by evil dragons.
Quite simply the quintessential hyper-psychedelic animated film, more of a trip than even Pink Floyd - The Wall. Marcell Jankovics transitions through a never-ending sensory overload of stunning images with perfect fluidity and attention to detail without ever abandoning his mythologically-based narrative for too long. The battle sequences, for lack of a better word, are amazing; watching this film is like playing the most surreal, abstract Atari 5200 game that you can imagine and crossing it with a healthy dose of ancient Scythian folklore. Get to it.
Schedule your next psychedelic experience around this movie.
I'm a sucker for folk tales. I love the absolutely unbelievable, grandiose ideas and scenarios they present, while offering no explanation or justification. It's a folk tale. That is the justification. This is a beautiful picture from Marcell Jankovics and Pannónia Filmmstúdió in Hungary. It's a tale I'm not familiar with, but it plays the same as many you'll understand. Son of the White Mare (that's what the name translates to literally) goes on a quest seeking to rip trees out of the ground and free three princesses who have been kept in the underworld. Pretty standard...
What is far from standard is the animation and sound design in this picture. It…
Director, Marcell Jankovics, is little known outside of his native Hungary which is rather criminal when he was responsible for such startling works of animation like, Fehérlófia. Translated as Son of the White Mare, the film is an imagined folktale full of familiar tropes (princesses, underworlds, magic etc.) and formal structures (the power of three being all important). Although based on Avaric legend the story should be familiar to anybody who read fairy tales as a child.
The story, whilst perfectly enjoyable, is perfunctory with broad archetypal characters and a predictable plot, although it is surprisingly rich in symbolism (most of which I didn’t even notice on first viewing). Yet people don’t watch Fehérlófia for its passable story, they watch…
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To my understanding Fehérlófia is an animated Hungarian fairytale that was made in the early 80s.
It's radical, ever shifting liquid animation style is trippy and exciting; Son of the White Mare definitely doesn't look like it was made 35 years ago. It's a testament to how well animation can stand the test of time in the 21st century but even more so how visual storytelling has evolved yet stayed the same from mere paintings on cave walls hundreds of thousands of years ago. There is a very primitive and natural theme pumping through the hypnotic visuals. It bleeds imagery of birth, paternity, death, love, humanity, nature, fear and power as well as including scenes of…
We found this old folk tale, boss, what should we--
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You heard me, hook that fucker up to a DXM intravenous and light its hair on fire.
Our boss is fucking weird, isn't he.
First...a big thank you to Adam Cook for bringing this film to my attention, and then taking it up a notch by posting the link to the actual film, itself.
Marcell Jankovics is officially my favorite animator, all because of the visual mastery that is Feherlofia. Jankovics seemingly incorporates every single color that the human eye can perceive, maybe even colors the human eye cannot perceive.
Feherlofia is a kaleidoscopic folktale adventure where Jankovics manipulates color and form like I've never seen before; everything is constantly moving, colors, flamelike, fluidly flowing from one shape to the next, flickering and flaring while endlessly shapeshifting through a beautifully realized fantasy world. My eyes loved every minute of it.
The plot consists of…
If Adventure Time was based on Eastern European legend, modelled on traditional art, and painted in day-glow psychedelics, you might have something approaching the (literal) balls-out glory of Son of the White Mare. A dazzling, intricate, stunningly inventive work of feature animation.
This is definitely not perfect but it is so beautiful that I have to give it 5 stars.
Alright, time to fulfill an obligation to 'NuffSaid! Nathan gatten from my A plea for film lovers list.
First few minutes:
Next few minutes:
Then it mentions how "women harvest hemp in the summer."
Then everything else became a little easier to follow.
This is one of the strangest, interesting, visually amazing, colorful, insane things I have ever seen. Seeds and horse vajayjays. 77 branches, 77 dragons, 77 crows. Mind-fuck imagery during backstory (and pre-backstory). 3 devious sons, and three dumb wives. Outbreak. 14 years of sucking on horse tits. Wrestle wrestle! Brotherhood triforce. Trees, mountains, and clubs. Ropin' porridge sickness. Jerk McCloudBeard. Blacksmith. Best spot for a sword sheath ever. Hot mama. By the rock's ballsack!…
I turned off the dialogue about half an hour in because either the sub translation was too silly, or the dialogue really was just super basic and uninteresting. Aside from that though this movie is one hell of a ride. Some of the coolest, trippiest animation you will ever see. The transitions specifically were remarkable, and way it all flowed as one giant moving painting was just breathtaking. It had been a while since I just got myself super lit and watched something psychedelic. Should do it more often :)
@ Suns Cinema: Vivid, complex, deep, and the most inspiring piece of hand drawn animation I have ever seen.
Stunning, ultravivid mythological psychedelia.
My eyes and ears feel like they've been on fire for the last 80min.
FEHERLOFIA is worth ten FANTASTIC PLANETs which, under current animated-altered-state exchange rates, equals approximately one hundred AKIRAs.
Get the darkest room you can with the best projector and public address system you can afford and watch this film on loop for two weeks.
Style and substance. Symbolism and story. Ive have yet to see a movie that ever blends the two as well as this one, though many have come close.
The animation style offers no compromise, no submission, to reality. It is all emotion. Showing you how the environment feels, showing you the punch of the battles. It's exactly like a tale ones elder would tell you over and over, and the film is portraying the memory of it rather then the archaic word by word telling.
While it is a male centric film, it teaches what it means to truly be a man. Ive never seen three male characters portrayed so emotionally, so pure, so brotherly, with such a…
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