The Way from Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez’s tribute to Galicia, Spain

Martin Sheen y Emilio Estevez
Hola amigos and amigas! 🙂 You know I was born in Galicia in the north of Spain (but I’m now living in Sweden) and I got really touched knowing that Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez, Hollywood actors from USA, California have their roots in Galicia and they seem very proud too. Check Tur Galicia, you’ll love it!. From Santiago de Compostela, which coincided with the visit of the Pope, Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez have come to Madrid to present The Way, a film which father and son have managed to gain the Jubilee after dealing with a film that manages to discover the beauty, emotion and spirituality of the Camino de Santiago, in Galicia. Their Spanish ancestry, the father of Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez’s grandfather was a Galician immigrant, was what motivated them to make this film what they call “a love letter to Spain.
The Way is based on the story of a renowned ophthalmologist Californian widower who receives a call from France in which he reported that his son Daniel (Emilio Estevez) has died in a storm in the Pyrenees. Although the relationship with him was never good, though desolated Tom travels to France to find his son. There he discovers that Daniel began to do the Camino de Santiago and decide to do it. Emilio Estevez wrote this book not only as a filmmaker to pay tribute to his grandfather, but also to show his “Galician heart.” Emilio that lives on the outskirts of Los Angeles has a style and living habits very Spanish: “I’m gallego ” he said. Fun!
I look forward to seeing this new film, The Way! People say in Spain, you’ll find a Galician person even at the end of the world! :), though I think most of them are in the American continent…
Do the Pilgrims way you too and Feelgood! Viva Galicia!