Windwalker ..or if I dreamed this. I remember my older brother taking me to see this film when I was six years old. I was captivated by it then, and over the years, I forgot the name of the film and nobody knew what I was talking about when I would describe it. Not even my brother remembers.
Well, thanks to the wonders of the internet, I was finally able to remember the name and I ordered it not really expecting it to be as enchanting as when I was six. But I still find it to be an amazing film. Very well done with some great camera work. It is refreshing to see a Native American film without the indians merely being a catalyst for the heroism of some cowboy.
A great story and I love that it is done in Native Language and subtitled English. I noticed that they gave the “If you like this movie, you will like ‘Dances with Wolves'” recommendation. Well, this is a much better movie. If only because we don’t have to see Kevin Costners bare a**e. This film stands on it’s own without the marquee names or the white actors with the wig and tanning cream. Check it out.