Review: 3 Caminos By Alberto Macías
Small individual encounters with some anecdotes and incidents are linking in the plot these restless young people eager to experience the sensations of the Camino. The chosen locations make us enjoy the attractions of the places we are visiting. The accommodation en route through the pilgrim hostels, the coexistence with other walkers and the incidents of the march bring us closer to the spirit of the trip.
An important peculiarity of the viewing of the series are the dialogues of each character in their own language of origin or in English without being subtitled, getting into their real communications. During the stages of the Camino the mix of nationalities, languages and cultures of the walkers make them open to coexistence.
The great attraction of the pilgrimage is precisely opening up to new people found in the daily adventure of walking with the goal of reaching Santiago.
The beautiful images of fields, cities and monuments are complemented by the varied soundtrack of singers and groups such as Love of Lesbian with their song “Fantastic Shine”. The series is based on an idea by Mauricio Romero and Olga Salvador developed by screenwriters Carlos Molinero , Alberto Macías and Juan Ramón Ruiz de Somavía . It is part of the European Union’s “Media Program Creative Europe” audiovisual production promotion program.
The plot of the series intersperses sequences of the pilgrimage of the young people with some previous scenes of their lives before starting the Camino. This is how their conditions, motivations and personalities are outlined with which they will start their great journey. The vital traces of the past, the personal paths of their lives, the shortcomings and individual problems. Just as in reality we must get back on track when we get confused on the path of life with falls, mistakes or failures.
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Affinities and personal disagreements, attractions and misgivings, supports or rivalries. As in real life, there is a place for affections, emotions, behaviors and stumbles. Approaches and separations, unions and rivalries, understanding and distancing.
The personal meaning of 3 Caminos
To complete the traits of the characters, the expressive resource of flash backs of their lives at different times is used, thus complementing the description of their personalities. Yoon Soo’s childhood learning of music , the relationship between the German Jana and her twin sister Leni, the self-blame of the firefighter Roberto for not being able to save an injured woman.
3 Caminos is a successful proposal by the Xunta de Galicia to spread throughout the world the meaning of doing The Camino de Santiago in Xacobeo 2021 in addition to promoting its great tourist attractions. This production promoted by Amazon Prime has had a well-developed script that in the form of a dramatic comedy makes its vision attractive.
Tight interpretations of the acting cast communicating in their own native languages without being subtitled include us even more in the experiences of their characters. Good locations chosen from Navarra to Galicia, concluding in Finisterra after the obligatory arrival at Plaza del Obradoiro.