The Way of St. James: A movie scene
Apr 29, 2016 Footprints La Película 1 Comment Uncategorized
More than 200,000 pilgrims, from the 5 continents, walk the Way of St. James each year. This millennial route, converted into a global phenomenon, offers all the ingredients with which a great movie is created:
- Real-life unpredictable characters who leave their everyday lives behind to journey in search of something more. If Indiana Jones searched for the Ark of the Covenant…the pilgrims search for the tomb of St. James the Apostol.
- Drama: Each leading character experiences personal trials, complete with physical and spiritual distress: blisters, exhaustion . . . doubts.
- The leading antagonist is “self-pity” and it assaults them at every step. Love, friendship, pleasure: the ties that el Camino generates, last a lifetime.
- Setting: The whole of Europe is marked with routes that lead to Santiago de Compostela. The Northern Route – declared a World Heritage UNESCO site in 2015 – is the route the leading characters of FOOTPRINTS traveled. They also explored the Lebaniega Route crossing the majestic Picos de Europa mountain range.
- Happy ending: the emotion overcomes the pilgrims as they reach the Cathedral of Santiago, spreading to viewers a desire to feel that very same experience, some day.