The Way

Miss Burt and Mrs Maxted went to see Emilio Estevez’s film  The Way yesterday evening at The Rex cinema in Berkhamsted.  They enjoyed the film immensely, finding that it inspired them to consider making the pilgrimage (walking along a route through the Pyrenees from a starting point in France to Santiago in Spain where the remains of St James the Apostle are said to rest) at some time in the future…  The Way tells the story of a widowed father, who is contacted by French police.  They inform him that his son has been killed during a storm, just after he began his walk along the Camino de Santiago and he arranges to fly over from California to bring his son’s body home to America.  Once there, as he starts to sift through his son’s belongings, he makes the decision to make the pilgrimage himself, taking his son’s cremated remains with him.  Setting off alone, he encounters three individuals, each with their own reasons for following the Camino, who irritate him intensely at first, only to become friends as their journey continues.  This film is beautifully shot and crafted and the acting, for the most part, superb.  Worth taking time out to view…

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Author: Berkhamsted School Library

Main aims for Berkhamsted School Library • to provide a central resource for the whole school curriculum • to encourage an ethos of enquiry and discovery • to assist pupils in becoming confident and independent learners • to develop research and information skills throughout the school • to offer resources which enrich cultural values and experiences for pupils, as well as have a role in their recreational life and promote reading for pleasure as a lifelong activity

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