Starring: Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting), Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One), Ciaran Hinds (Game Of Thrones), Ayelet Zurer (Man Of Steel)
In an imagined chapter from his 40 days of fasting in the desert, Jesus tangles with Satan for the souls of a family in crisis.
Suffused with mystery, and set against breath-taking landscapes, this bold and dramatic interpretation of the temptations of Christ explores Jesus’ confrontation with the devil in his last days fasting in the Judean desert.
Finally contemplating a return to civilisation, and his imminent death, Jesus happens upon a troubled family dealing with a much more earthly problem: the young son being desperate to leave the familial home against his father’s wishes, in search of the big city. Amid this family struggle we see Jesus wrestling not only with Satan, but also with his own faith.
From critically acclaimed director Rodrigo Garcia (Albert Nobbs, The Affair), and starring Golden Globe winner Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting), Game of Thrones’ Ciaran Hinds and Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One), Last Days in the Desert is a captivating mediation on human compassion, sacrifice, empathy, taking a stark look at the crossroad between good and evil.