This week we’ve been asked to list three to five films suitable for seniors.
The Way (2010)
Directed by and starring Emilio Estevez, this film captured my heart the first time I watched it in 2012. Telling the story of a father whose son died while attempting the Camino de Santiago, it is a compelling story of loss and remembrance. It is all the more poignant as Estevez stars as the son and his own father, Martin Sheen, portrays his character’s father.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Another of my favourite films from director Taika Waititi, I’ve chosen this as I feel that seniors would enjoy the offbeat charm of Sam Neill’s character, Hector. It’s a wonderful clash of personalities and upbringings, youth and older age.
The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)
This Swedish film from director Felix Herngren is full of charm and humour. It centres on Allan Karlsson, who as the title suggests, leaps out of a window on his 100th birthday and begins quite the wonderful journey.