West Wing actor Martin Sheen stars in son Emilio Estevez’s The Way, coming to DVD later this month.
As well as directing, Estevez stars opposite Sheen in the deeply-moving story of Tom (Sheen), who travels to France to collect the remains of his adult son Daniel (Estevez), killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking The Camino.
Driven by his profound sadness and desire to understand his son better, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage, leaving his life in America behind.
Armed with his son’s backpack and guidebook, Tom navigates the 800km pilgrimage from the Pyrenees, to Santiago de Compostela in the north west of Spain, but soon discovers that he is not 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 a Canadian and an Irish writer who is suffering from a bout of ‘writer’s block’.
The DVD includes insightful interviews with Sheen and Estevez and a thought-provoking five minute film exploring how community can help with the big questions in life raised in The Way.
Release date 31 October 2011