ICON Film Distribution

ICON Film Distribution

March 25, 2011 08:42 ET

ICON Film Announce 'THE WAY'

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 25, 2011) -

ICON FILM DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCE
13th MAY 2011 RELEASE FOR
 
THE WAY
 
STARRING MARTIN SHEEN AND DIRECTED BY EMILIO ESTEVEZ (BOBBY)
 
"A soulful and cinematic journey … Profoundly touching" **** EMPIRE

Martin Sheen plays Tom, an American doctor who comes to St Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son, killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking The Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of St James. Driven by his profound sadness and desire to understand his son better, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage, leaving his "California bubble life" 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 will not be 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 (Yorick van Wageningen) a Canadian (Deborah Kara Unger) and an Irish writer (James Nesbitt) who is suffering from a bout of "writer's block".

From the hardship experiences along "The Way" this unlikely quartet of misfits create an everlasting bond and Tom begins to learn what it means to be a citizen of the world again, and discovers the difference between "The life we live and the life we choose". THE WAY was filmed entirely in Spain and France along the actual Camino de Santiago.

THE WAY will open in cinemas everywhere across the UK 13th May 2011

Certificate 12a Running Time 128 min

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