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Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Mary Lambert|
|Produced by||Gary Kurfirst|
|Written by||Patrice Chaplin (novel)
Patricia Louisianna Knop (screenplay)
|Music by||Miles Davis
|Edited by||Glenn A. Morgan|
|Distributed by||Lorimar Motion Pictures|
- Ellen Barkin as Claire
- Gabriel Byrne as Augustine
- Julian Sands as Kit
- Isabella Rossellini as Marie
- Martin Sheen as Del
- Alexei Sayle as Cabbie
- Grace Jones as Conchita
- Jodie Foster as Nancy
- Anastassia Stakis as Desdra
- Gary Cady as Roger
The screenplay was written by Patricia Louisianna Knop, based on a novel by Patrice Chaplin. The film was shot on location in Spain, released by Lorimar Motion Pictures, and debuted in New York City on November 11, 1987. The film's themes are sex and death. Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis performed on the score for the film, Music from Siesta, which was written and arranged by frequent Davis collaborator Marcus Miller. Film critic Janet Maslin called it an "excitingly bad, artily experimental film".
The film performed poorly at the box office. While it was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature in 1988, the film was also nominated for two Razzie Awards as both Grace Jones and Isabella Rossellini were nominated as Worst Supporting Actress.
- Maslin, Janet (November 11, 1987). "Film: Exoticism in 'Siesta'". The New York Times. Retrieved on May 4, 2009.
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