These are just a few of the movies i’ve come across about the camino so far. Links to IMDB for more detailed information.
The Way, movie is where the Camino experience started for me and many other people over the last 9 years. This seems to be the bench mark for Camino movies with a Hollywood budget and big name actors.
A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the “El camino de Santiago,” and decides to take the pilgrimage himself.
Excellent Movie, bewared once you watch this movie like many others, you may just want to walk the Camino.
After a near death experience falling 70ft from a waterfall in Thailand, an event that which transformed his life, Alan Field gave up a life of crime to follow his dreams and become a filmmaker, going on to win numerous awards including a Bafta, but he still had another dream to achieve. That dream was to meet the author of his favourite book, The Alchemist. Only in order to meet the author Paulo Coelho he first had to walk the 800km ancient pilgrimage called The Camino de Santiago. Whilst on this road he meets different people of all nationalities, and faiths, with their own personal story to tell, and before long Alan begins to encounter with himself, his own faith and his own personal connection to this Holy road.
I Haven’t had a chance to view this movie yet but have been in correspondence with the writer / Producer Alan field for the past few weeks, friendly guy.
His webpage www.theroadtosantiagomovie.com
- Exploring themes of spirituality, wellbeing and religion, this is the inspirational journey of six strangers from New Zealand and Australia walking the 800km Camino de Santiago to overcome the personal and physical trauma that life has dealt them. Through blisters, shin splints and heat, the Camino forces pilgrims to defy their age and physical ability, while also acting as a catalyst for change. Both heart-breaking and inspirational, ‘Camino Skies’ is an uplifting story about everyday people doing the extraordinary.
- Six antipodean pilgrims between the ages of 50 and 80 will embark on the 900-kilometre Camino de Santiago to seek life’s answers. Some will be undertaking the Camino for the first time, while others know all too well how arduous their previous journey was. How will they motivate themselves in the face of blisters, shin splints, heat and snow? Six different personalities from across Australia and NZ will walk as one to defy odds at their age and physical ability.
I watched Camino Skies at the movies this year 2019 and thought it was a good movie but would have like at least one happy or up lifting story in the mix.
The final scene was where I cast my dads ashes into the sea last year so the tears were falling down my face as the cinema lights came on.
Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago follows various pilgrims, from ages three to 73, as they attempt to cross an entire country on foot – with only a backpack, a pair of boots and an open mind. Driven by an inexplicable calling and a grand sense of adventure, each pilgrim throws themselves heart and soul into their physical trek to Santiago de Compostela, and most importantly, their personal journey to themselves. Whatever their motivation, no one can predict just how their paths will unfold, what personal demons or angels they will face, or what transformations they will undergo by trail’s end.
Excellent documentary found a copy at the video store.
Yogi Roth never wanted to say ‘I wish I’d spent more time with my Dad.’ After realising he had not dealt with the emotion stemming from his father’s battle with prostate cancer, Yogi invites his Dad on a walk along the Camino de Santiago that would change their lives forever.
Haven’t seen this one yet.
A colourful and affecting short doc about a free spirit who wants to walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain, while facing Stage 4 cancer in his hometown of Seattle. Told he shouldn’t do the walk, he builds his own camino in the forest behind his house and ends up walking the same distance (about 500 miles).
Still waiting for this one to come to Australia or iTunes
Web Page philscamino.com
A Roman Catholic priest leads a band of ten young men from various backgrounds on a pilgrimage. They walk from the south of France along the less popular Northern Route of the “Camino” to Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain, a shrine built around the remains of Santiago, the Apostle St. James. Along the way through mountain pathways, inclement weather and blistered feet, the men learn valuable life lessons about commitment, perseverance, assistance and spirituality. “In order to succeed you only need to get up one more time than you fall.”
– Written by cdnguy59-626-173175
- View on Netflix