Rare Original Australian Daybill Movie Poster. Siesta is a 1987 film directed by Mary Lambert, and starring Ellen Barkin, Gabriel Byrne and Jodie Foster. It also stars Martin Sheen, Isabella Rossellini, Grace Jones, Julian Sands and Alexei Sayle. The film was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature in 1988, for Director Mary Lambert. 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. The movie was hailed as "this year's 'Blue Velvet' " by Susan Linfield, editor of American Film. New York Times Film critic Janet Maslin called it an "artily experimental film...an appealing, ripe bohemianism and mischievous spirit".