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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 04/2014

Young girls and horses are a force that cannot be resisted, not when it comes to family entertainment anyway. So, following on the flashing hooves of the recent and hugely popular OSTWIND, there now comes more equine entertainment in the form of OSTWIND 2.

It is the summer holiday and Mika once again has time to spend with her beloved horse Ostwind. But her excitement and anticipation turn to concern when she discovers strange wounds on Ostwind’s stomach, wounds for which nobody has any explanation. To make matters worse, far worse, Kaltenbach stables are on the edge of bankruptcy! With a heavy heart, Mika decides to enter a riding tournament offering a large sum of money to the winner. But during their training sessions Ostwind appears distracted, in fact he often gallops away from her, off over the horizon.

Mika follows the black stallion deep into the nearby forest and there she receives a great surprise: from the dense undergrowth emerges an almost magical white mare, whereupon both horses circle and nuzzle each other lovingly. Suddenly a strange boy by the name of Milan also appears and tells her the mare ran away from him. But what is really behind the story of the boy and the white horse? And will Mika be able to regain Ostwind’s attention, win the tournament and manage to still save the stables in time?

Genre Children & Youth, Family Entertainment
Category Feature
Director Katja von Garnier
Screenplay Lea Schmidbauer, Kristina Magdalena Henn
Cinematography Torsten Breuer
Cast Hanna Binke, Amber Bongard, Jannis Niewöhner, Marvin Linke, Cornelia Froboess, Tilo Prückner, Henriette Morawe, Nina Kronjäger, Jürgen Vogel, Walter Sittler, Max Tidof
Producers Ewa Karlström, Andreas Ulmke-Smeaton
Co-Producer Martin Moszkowicz
Production Company SamFilm GmbH, in co-production with Constantin Film Produktion, Alias Entertainment/Munich
Shooting Dates July-September 2014
Festivals Zlín 2015, Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2015, TIFF Kids Toronto 2016, Shanghai 2016
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, HessenFilm und Medien, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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