Martin Sheen plays a father whose son (played by Emilio Estevez) dies while attempting the 500-mile El Camino de Santiago, a trail from France to the western coast of Spain. The father takes up the pilgrimage, spreading his son's ashes along the route. Very inspiring and emotional. I loved it.
Trivia: Written and directed by Emilio Estevez. While directing, Emilio worked each day dressed in character so he could quickly jump into the scene.
When one takes the 500 mile Camino de Santiago, they carry a scalloped shell with them as an identity. Emilio Estevez was given such a shell by a man who made that journey six times. When he made the journey while filming the film, he kept the shell with him.
The Camino de Santiago, also known by the English names Way of St. James, St. James's Way, St. James's Path, St. James's Trail, Route of Santiago de Compostela] and Road to Santiago.