Monday, January 26, 2015

Sundance 2015: 'Last Days in the Desert' Review

One of the boldest experiments of this year's Sundance Film Festival, Last Days in the Desert stars Ewan McGregor as Jesus wandering the desert in search of peace before he must return to Jerusalem for, well, you can probably guess why. Even bolder, he also plays a demon tormenting our hero. This uncompromising, minimalist drama is short on plot and long on atmosphere. That comes with it certain limitations, but I deeply admired the effort from writer-director Rodrigo Garcia (Nine Lives, Mother and Child). You can read my review over at Screen International.