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Mananath

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Last night I flew to New Zealand and when I was perusing the list of movies to watch I was surprised to see a movie, which I had never heard of before, about the Camino on offer. I quickly selected it and happily spent 90 min reminiscing about my own walk (that ended a little more than a week ago lol). While I loved some of the shots I wasn't entirely enamored with the film. It seemed a bit too short and I never really warmed up to all of the featured walkers. However I did appreciate the reminder that people walk the camino for any number of reasons, some of which are deeply connected to loss.

If you happen to be flying on Air New Zealand soon, check it out!
 
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Last night I flew to New Zealand and when I was perusing the list of movies to watch I was surprised to see a movie, which I had never heard of before, about the Camino on offer. I quickly selected it and happily spent 90 min reminiscing about my own walk (that ended a little more than a week ago lol). While I loved some of the shots I wasn't entirely enamored with the film. It seemed a bit too short and I never really warmed up to all of the featured walkers. However I did appreciate the reminder that people walk the camino for any number of reasons, some of which are deeply connected to loss.

If you happen to be flying on Air New Zealand soon, check it out!
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So...obviously not the same but as long as we are on the subject of movies and locations - did they actually filmed part of "The Way" in Belgrado or did the crew\actors stay there?
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2019
Thanks for the link! We’ll be in southern England walking there St James Way in two weeks and will have to watch it! We walked at the same time they were filming it, ran into several people in it, but never crossed paths with the actual filmmakers
 
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I watched it last night. I rate it 6/10, but I'm docking 3 points because the editors sneakily mess with the chronology and for me, that undermines the powerful messages being conveyed by the pilgrims' experiences. I wouldn't mind if it was all an impression of the camino but it's interspersed with messages saying '400 miles from Santiago, 200 miles from Santiago.. etc'. Our pilgrims stop at the 105 and 100km markers and then bizarrely we have them approaching El Acebo a hundred km earlier.. and every now again we're sent backwards or forwards onto that iconic path through the meseta.
OK, if you've never been on the camino before, it won't affect the film's impact on you. But if you are familiar with the route, it is very annoying and suggests the filmakers never fully tuned in to what the evolving journey of the camino means. IMO!
 

Anamiri

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I watched it last night. I rate it 6/10, but I'm docking 3 points because the editors sneakily mess with the chronology and for me, that undermines the powerful messages being conveyed by the pilgrims' experiences. I wouldn't mind if it was all an impression of the camino but it's interspersed with messages saying '400 miles from Santiago, 200 miles from Santiago.. etc'. Our pilgrims stop at the 105 and 100km markers and then bizarrely we have them approaching El Acebo a hundred km earlier.. and every now again we're sent backwards or forwards onto that iconic path through the meseta.
OK, if you've never been on the camino before, it won't affect the film's impact on you. But if you are familiar with the route, it is very annoying and suggests the filmakers never fully tuned in to what the evolving journey of the camino means. IMO!
I rated it only 5/10, maybe because my expectations were higher. I took someone with me who was interested to walk, and it wasn't an encouraging experience. I know that you get the good and the bad when walking, but overall, I felt it didnt capture the positive stuff enough.
 
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I rated it only 5/10, maybe because my expectations were higher. I took someone with me who was interested to walk, and it wasn't an encouraging experience. I know that you get the good and the bad when walking, but overall, I felt it didnt capture the positive stuff enough.
Anamiri, I agree. The bandwidth was too narrow - it seemed they didn't interact very often with the other pilgrims who must have been there and all around them every day. There was too much relentless focus on the challenge of walking, leaving no room for the incredible other experiences that the camino conjures for us. That felt like a missed opportunity for them. But perhaps some of them were still too early into the grief of loss to be able to look outwards more? Still, I was moved by how the film held steady and true to the theme of coping with loss - and ultimately that's what might bring me back to watch it again.
 

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In the UK it is available on Freevee which I access through an Amazon Firestick. Free to view
 

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Frances sept 2017!
Last night I flew to New Zealand and when I was perusing the list of movies to watch I was surprised to see a movie, which I had never heard of before, about the Camino on offer. I quickly selected it and happily spent 90 min reminiscing about my own walk (that ended a little more than a week ago lol). While I loved some of the shots I wasn't entirely enamored with the film. It seemed a bit too short and I never really warmed up to all of the featured walkers. However I did appreciate the reminder that people walk the camino for any number of reasons, some of which are deeply connected to loss.

If you happen to be flying on Air New Zealand soon, check it out!
Yes I watched this last week on airnz on way to Fiji. I also struggled with a couple of the characters, however I did find them a very brave lot to walk such a long distance (one that I skipped thru) and made it to Santiago, especially the 70yr old with arthritis and other health problems. Made me realize how fortunate I am that I'm a very healthy 70 year old and not to be judgmental re other people choosing other options etc. Bon camino one and all.
 

tomnorth

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I was on the Camino when they were filming and spent one night in the same albergue as the entire crew. Great group of people!! I've been waiting for this to be available in the U.S. ever since. Maybe I need to fly to New Zealand and catch it on the plane! 😄
It’s available in the U.S. on the Apple TV from Apple. I rented it tonight.
 
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In the UK it is available on Freevee which I access through an Amazon Firestick. Free to view
Tonight I watched "Camino Voyage" (awesome true story) as I saw it offered thru my Amazon Firestick movie list, which then switched it to Freevee, which I was unaware of. I will check out "Camino Skies" soon and hope it's availble in the US.
 

Gavala

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Frances April 2023
I just watched it on UK Amazon Freevee.

Not having completed a camino yet (start April 23) the chronology went over my head and to be honest am thankful that it did. I also found the cast count just about right as had too many others been involved it would have cramped the short window in which to engage with the main characters.

Julie Zarifeh I related to having lost both her husband and a son so close together. I can't remember the last time I voluntarily cried but she done it for me. Thank you Julie.

The only person I struggled with was the pestering amateur phycologist.

 

Rick M

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Sept 21
Anamiri, I agree. The bandwidth was too narrow - it seemed they didn't interact very often with the other pilgrims who must have been there and all around them every day. There was too much relentless focus on the challenge of walking, leaving no room for the incredible other experiences that the camino conjures for us.
Oh, we were there alright. I've kept quiet about this, since the six days on the Meseta that we coincidentally paralleled the cast and crew were not the highlights of that Camino. We spoke extensively to most of the cast members and production crew at one time or another, both sharing meals (at the kiddie table with the crew away from the cast), late night wine, and engaging in window battles in the albergues a few nights. It was quite unavoidable. The film maker asked my wife and I if we would agree to appear in the film, and we declined. I bet he asked a lot of people, and I'll bet most of them declined. My memory is that there was a real human story being told, but the ever-present production crew rendered the experience synthetic, intrusive, and slightly unpleasant to be part of. And for the record, at least some of the cast really were having major problems with blisters and sore feet.
 

Anamiri

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Oh, we were there alright. I've kept quiet about this, since the six days on the Meseta that we coincidentally paralleled the cast and crew were not the highlights of that Camino. We spoke extensively to most of the cast members and production crew at one time or another, both sharing meals (at the kiddie table with the crew away from the cast), late night wine, and engaging in window battles in the albergues a few nights. It was quite unavoidable. The film maker asked my wife and I if we would agree to appear in the film, and we declined. I bet he asked a lot of people, and I'll bet most of them declined. My memory is that there was a real human story being told, but the ever-present production crew rendered the experience synthetic, intrusive, and slightly unpleasant to be part of. And for the record, at least some of the cast really were having major problems with blisters and sore feet.
Interesting to know that side of things.
 
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