Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Way

On Thursday after Christmas, Sharon and I watched The Way. Starring Martin Sheen, the plot of the film revolves around the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James), a Catholic pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. Tradition has it that the remains of the apostle Saint James are buried in this Cathedral. Over 800 kilometers long, the Way of St. James was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during medieval times.

Along with Sharon's brother-in-law, this pilgrimage is something that we have talked about doing some day. I have actually bought a couple of books on the subject.

I enjoyed the movie, particularly the scenery. The production company and actors actually walked between 300 and 350 kilometers on The Way of St. James during filming. Sharon thought that the movie was a little slow in spots.

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