The Way - a film by Emilio Estevez

"Martin Sheen plays Tom, an American doctor who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son, killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking The Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James. Driven by his profound sadness and desire to understand his son better, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage, leaving his "California bubble life" behind.

Armed with his son's backpack and guidebook, Tom navigates the 800 km pilgrimage from the French Pyrenees, to Santiago de Compostela in the north west of Spain, but soon discovers that he will not be alone on this journey.

While walking The Camino, Tom meets other pilgrims from around the world, all broken and looking for greater meaning in their lives: a Dutchman (Yorick van Wageningen) a Canadian (Deborah Kara Unger) and an Irish writer (James Nesbitt) who is suffering from a bout of "writer's block."

From the hardship experienced along "The Way" this unlikely quartet of misfits create an everlasting bond and Tom begins to learn what it means to be a citizen of the world again, and discovers the difference between "The life we live and the life we choose". THE WAY was filmed entirely in Spain and France along the actual Camino de Santiago."

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
Toronto International Film Festival


Starring: Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen, Deborah Kara Unger, Yorick Van Wageningen, James Nesbitt
Directed by: Emilio Estevez

Release: May 13 - UK and Ireland
September 30 - USA


3 comments:

  1. Looks so compelling, but I'm not sure I could bear the emotional impact of such a heartbreaking premise.

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  2. I had not heard of this one! I am a huge admirer of both Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez (And someone please help Charlie...)

    Will be on the my list of must check out! Thanks

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  3. How refreshing it is to see Sheens doing something positive and worthwhile. Martin Sheen as always made me proud to be an Irish Catholic. Thanks for the post!

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