- 1 hr 46 min
Windstorm is a 2013 German film directed by Katja von Garnier. The movie follows the story of a young girl named Mika who is sent to her grandmother's horse farm during summer vacation. Mika is initially unhappy about the situation, as she is not interested in horses, but her fate takes an unexpected turn when she meets a wild and unruly stallion named Windstorm.
Mika discovers that Windstorm is a beautiful horse with a rebellious spirit, but due to his wild nature, he has been deemed untrainable by the farm's owner. Mika, however, feels a strong connection to the horse and decides to spend time with him, hoping to win his trust and eventually tame him.
Mika's attempts soon begin to pay off as she gains Windstorm's trust and begins to train him, and as their bond grows stronger, she realizes that she has found a true partner in the horse. However, Mika soon discovers that Windstormâs future is in danger as the farm is facing financial difficulties, and the only way to save it is to win a local horse race.
Mika and Windstorm team up to compete in the race, but they face a number of challenges along the way, including opposition from the horse's previous owner and disapproval from Mika's grandmother. Despite these obstacles, Mika and Windstorm's bond grows stronger, and they become determined to win the race and save the farm.
Throughout the movie, Mika and Windstorm face a number of hurdles while on their journey. There are several scenes where Windstorm's wild nature gets the best of him, and he runs away from the farm. Mika is forced to track him down and bring him back, which allows her to gain a better understanding of the horse's behavior.
Mika's relationship with her grandmother is also explored in the movie. At the beginning of the film, Mika is hurt and disappointed by her mother's decision to send her away for the summer, but as she spends more time with her grandmother, she begins to understand her better and form a stronger bond with her.
The film features beautiful cinematography, with sweeping shots of the German countryside and stunning footage of the horse race itself. The acting is also strong, with Hanna Binke delivering a convincing and emotional performance as Mika, and Marvin Linke portraying Windstorm's rebellious spirit masterfully.
Overall, Windstorm is a heartwarming and visually stunning movie that will appeal to horse lovers and fans of family dramas. Mika and Windstorm's story is sure to tug at the heartstrings of viewers of all ages.
Windstorm is a 2016 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 46 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.