Oscar-nominee Vera Farmiga turned heads at this year's Sundance Film Festival when she showed up in Utah with her ambitious directorial debut, "Higher Ground." The film was a hit at the event, garnering a coveted distribution deal with Sony Pictures Classics and generally favorable reviews.

In it, Farmiga plays Corinne, a woman propelled into a small fundamentalist community where she finds meaning and stability following a horrific accident.

Check out the just-released trailer before. Could this be an awards contender come fall? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!