Mr. Mare

France Hungary
19 min.



Director | Luca Tóth
Script | Luca Tóth
Animation | Luca Tóth, Dániel Bárány
Editing | Luca Tóth
Sound | Péter Benjámin Lukács, Tamás Beke
Composer | Csaba Kalotás
Producers | Péter Benjámin Lukács, Gábor Osváth, Ron Dyens
Production companies | Boddah (HU), Sacrebleu (FR)


Love appears out of thin air like a tumor in the chest.
Looking at an x-ray image a young handsome man is horrified to learn that the weird, tumor-like lump on his chest is the top of a tiny plump man`s head. Nested in his body, he is waiting to be born… ’Mr. Mare’ is a surreal animated chamber play, set in a ‘haunted’ claustrophobic space, in which we witness the dynamics of unrequited love as we follow the relationship of an oddly codependent pair.


Luca Tóth studied animation at MOME, Budapest, and at Royal College of Art, London. Her graduation film The Age of Curious won the Jury Distinction Prize at Annecy. Her first independent film Superbia premiered at Critics’ Week in Cannes, 2016 and got selected into more than 80 international festivals. Her latest film Mr. Mare debuted at Berlinale, 2019.

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