Higher Ground

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Released 2011

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Director:
Vera Farmiga
Released:
2011
Rating:
R
Vera Farmiga's directorial debut, HIGHER GROUND, depicts the landscape of a tight-knit spiritual community thrown off-kilter when one of their own begins to question her faith. Inspired by Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir, "This Dark World" , the film tells the story of a thoughtful woman's struggles with belief, love and trust. A woman who learns that no matter how many times she loses her footing, she has within herself all that's necessary to get to a higher place.

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  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Robert Abele

    The same intelligence, wit and mature spirit that actress Vera Farmiga brings to her performances is richly apparent in her directorial debut as well, the inquisitive spiritual dra...

  • 80

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    There is something remarkable - you might even say miraculous - about the way Higher Ground makes its gentle, thoughtful way across the burned-over terrain of the American culture ...

  • 80

    Variety Justin Chang

    A satirical yet sensitive portrait of life in an evangelical Christian community, Higher Ground marks a startlingly bold directing debut for actress Vera Farmiga.

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