Film Two: The Way (2010)

The Way, 2010, directed by Emilio Estevez was one of the most inspirational and heart-warming films I have seen in a very long time. The film focuses on the themes of loss, community, faith, and forgiveness.

Starring Martin Sheen, the film follows the character of Tom, an American doctor, who embarks on a trip overseas to recover the body of his adult son who died whilst embarking on the renowned historical pilgrimage: Comino de Santiago – also known as The Way of Saint James. Rather than return home, Tom decides to complete the pilgrimage in his son’s honour. On his journey, Tom is confronted not only by what he experiences but the people he meets along the way.

The director did an incredible job of building complex characters, each with their own past issues and baggage, searching to give their lives greater meaning. Battling with his unresolved past with his son, Tom learns the difference between the life we live and the life we choose.

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