TIFF Review: The Way

Today I had the awesome privalege of seeing a screening of the Emilio Estevez film The Way. The story follows a father (Martin Sheen) who gets word of his only sons death who had been doing an 500 Mile spirtual walk to cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. His father then decides to do the walk and scatter the ashes of his son on his journey.

The film was a pleasure to watch and great way to kick off TIFF 2010. Everything about the movie was enjoyable from the beautiful cinematography to the amazing and powerful performance put on by Martin Sheen and the supporting cast. It was an emotional treak with a few lighthearted moments placed at just the right time. The movie gave the audience the feeling that they too were walking this epic voyage because connecting to the characters was just so easy. A big applause followed the screening and a Q and A with Estevez and Sheen took place after. Hopefully this film gets a wide release as currently it has no distribution.

-Dave