37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Last Days in the Desert



Ewan McGregor plays both Jesus and the devil in the reimagination of Christ’s 40 days in the desert. On his journey out of the wilderness, Jesus encounters the devil, who is eager to tempt the fatigued traveler. Jesus struggles over a family in crisis and finds himself in a dramatic confrontation with his own fate. Austerely beautiful and mesmerizing, director Rodrigo Garcia partners with acclaimed cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity) to bring to the screen this intense character study of one of history’s most complex figures. Discussion with producer Julie Lynn

Director Rodrigo Garcia will be joining the discussion via video conference


Saturday, November 7


6:15 PM


UVA : Culbreth Theatre

Film Info

Director: Rodrigo Garcia

Runtime: 98 min.

Year: 2015

Country: USA

Featuring: Ewan McGregor, Ciarán Hinds, Susan Gray, Tye Sheridan, Ayelet Zurer