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Last Days in the Desert

Last Days in the Desert
  • 2015
  • US
  • 98 min
  • Directed by: Rodrigo Garcia
  • Written by: Rodrigo Garcia
  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Tye Sheridan, Ciaran Hinds, Ayelet Zurer
  • UK release: 21 June 2015

Yeshua (McGregor) is fasting in the desert and warding off a mischievous tempter (McGregor again) when he meets a family that ensnares him in their troubles. Startlingly effective story about Jesus, with McGregor playing to his strengths and Hinds marvellous as the father of the family. Classy and quietly entertaining.

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Last Days in the Desert

22 Jun 20154 stars

EIFF 2015: Tender, thought-provoking biblical drama starring Ewan McGregor

On paper, it sounds all set to be quite the turkey. A superstar actor, not always celebrated in terms of his depth, playing both Christ and the Devil, and wandering around a desert having conversations with himself about the meaning of faith...? But…

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