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A chronicle of one woman's lifelong struggle with her faith.

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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 screenwriter Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir This Dark World, the film tells the story of a thoughtful woman's struggles with belief, love, and trust - in human relationships as well as in God. Written by Sony Pictures Classics

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$21,495 (USA) (26 August 2011)

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$841,206 (USA) (30 December 2011)
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Actor/Director Vera Farmiga directed this film while 5 months pregnant. See more »

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At the therapist's office, the wall clock is clearly not working as the second hand is not moving. See more »

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Farmiga owns it
21 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Catching up on Vera Farmiga's work is my current goal, and seeing as how she directed this one I felt more obligated to see it at this time. She's captivating and heart-breaking, infusing her subtle charm and many nuances to great effect. I don't think the film is all that great, particularly because I see quite a few holes in some of the character relationships and some of the writing arcs, but it's serviceable and Farmiga's directing reminds me somewhat of Sarah Polley's. I do think Farmiga is quite easily the best thing about it, both her directing and acting and for that it's worth a watch. Her younger sister also shows some acting talent.


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