Released Year: 2015
Runtime: 98 minutes
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Directors: Rodrigo García
Writers: Rodrigo García
Casts: Ewan McGregor, Ciarán Hinds, Ayelet Zurer, Tye Sheridan, Susan Gray
IMDB: Last Days in the Desert (2015) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 5.6
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.7
Deliberately paced, sparely imagined and suffused with mystery, writer-director Rodrigo Garcia's seventh feature is nonetheless quite lucid and accessible in its themes of empathy, compassion and sacrifice, and grounded by a Christ/Satan dual performance by Ewan McGregor that plays vastly better onscreen than it sounds on paper.
The Guardian -
A smart and beautiful meditation of fathers and sons (and the Father and Son) that is slow but never boring.
New York Magazine (Vulture) -
[A] haunting, beautiful movie.
Village Voice -
Last Days is weighty and somber, familiar and strange, in the way of Bible stories but not of contemporary faith-based filmmaking, which eschews mystery and paradox for homily.
Last Days in the Desert (2015)
Ewan McGregor is Jesus - and the Devil - in an imagined chapter from his forty days of fasting and praying in the desert. On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis, setting for himself a dramatic test.