donderdag 22 juni 2017

Pilgrimage (trailer)

The movie Pilgrimage by Brendan Muldowney was expected for some time now.

"Starring Tom Holland, Richard Armitage and Jon Bernthal. 
Ireland, 1209. An island on the edge of the world. A small group of monks begin a reluctant pilgrimage across an island torn between centuries of tribal warfare and the growing power of Norman invaders. Escorting their monastery’s holiest relic to Rome, the monks’ progress is seen through the eyes of a pious young novice and a mute lay-brother with a violent past. As the true material, political and religious significance of the bejewelled relic becomes dangerously apparent, their path to the east coast becomes increasingly fraught with danger. The monks belatedly realise that in this wild land of ancient superstitions, the faith that binds them together may ultimately lead to their destruction."

Here's the trailer...

vrijdag 9 juni 2017

Shikoku oncemore

Okay, this time four video's from Japan. From the Shikoku Kodo, the 88 temples pilgrimage route.

First Sharla in Japan (2016) introduces the Iwayaji Temple #45

Then Following the arrows (2014) invites us to have a photographic tour of the route. Enjoy!

Going on to Oku Japan's two introductions to Kobo-Daishi's Skikoku.
The first makes you want to go, the second provides more detail.



And finally a personal story from Todd Reeves on his Shikoku Henro


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vrijdag 2 juni 2017

Camino Ingles

A relative short camino from Ferrol in the north to Santiago.
But don't let the distance get in the way of walking this fine camino.
And it's not that easy, these about 118 km.


maandag 22 mei 2017

Something grand

Here's a link to a documentary by Matthew Anderson.

He says...
"Below you will find a Vimeo link to my 2012 film “Something Grand”, a 26-minute journey with pilgrims starting out on the 800-km trek to Santiago, as I ask them: “Why are you doing this?”"

woensdag 10 mei 2017

Biking San Salvador and Primitivo

The Camino San Salvador is a camino not often done by bike. These cyclists did just that. In both movies they cycled the route between Leon and Oviedo and moved on to the Camino Primitivo to continue to Santiago de Compostela.

Enjoy the stills in the first and the movement in the second.




Movie Strangers on the earth

Remember Dane Johansen, an American cellist playing in many churches along the camino in 2014? The movie Strangers on the earth screns in several cities...

Trailer #1


Trailer #2

More on the movie here.
At the moment (april 2017) it plays mainly in theaters in Canada and sometimes in the US.

dinsdag 2 mei 2017

Camino Frances trio

So many people walk the Camino Frances.

So many memories in movies.
For those who walked or cycled, for those reminded of their memories, for those dreaming to do it sometime, for those not able to...

This post combined three impressions of the Camino Frances.
Think you like them!


Starting in Astorga, with music sound of silence