‘Last Days In The Desert’ Soundtrack Is Out Now On Lakeshore Records – Download Here: [iTunes]
*New York Times Critics’ Pick*: Much of the film’s poetic eloquence lies in the cinematography of Emmanuel Lubezki (“Birdman” and “The Revenant,” among others)… In its searching depth, the soundtrack by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans evokes the brooding music of Arvo Pärt. – Stephen Holden, New York Times
And in this exclusive soundtrack preview, you can sample the terrific music Bensi and Jurriaans have brought to the film, providing something that falls between Biblical and contemporary. – The Playlist
Lakeshore Records is very pleased to release Last Days In The Desert (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) out now! The album features score by Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans (The One I Love). The soundtrack CD is out on June 3. See full album details below.
Last Days In The Desert movie stars Ewan McGregor, Ciaran Hinds and Ayelet Zurer.
Broad Green Pictures will release LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT theatrically on May 13 (find a theater).
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“Ewan McGregor excels in dual role of Jesus, Satan” – Chicago Tribune
The mystical and the mundane come together with captivating force in Last Days in the Desert, Rodrigo Garcia’s thoughtful, intriguingly layered interpretation of the Gospel stories of Jesus’s confrontation with the devil while fasting and praying in the Judean desert. – Washington Post
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. – Variety
Last Days in the Desert explores Jesus in his most mortal phase, and McGregor’s exhausted performance is essential to its success. His smirking devil has its own dryly sarcastic merits, but it’s his interpretation of Christ at the end of his rope that will remain long after the film ends. – Consequence of Sound
Preview over a minute of score per track on iTunes: