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Higher Ground

  • Indiewire  News

    Vera Farmiga's "Higher Ground" Gets a Trailer

    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.

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  • Leonard Maltin  Reviews

    Higher Ground—movie review

    How stimulating, and utterly refreshing, it is to see a movie with a distinctly female voice that deals with faith, and how one woman grapples with it, through good times and bad, throughout the course of her life. That Vera Farmiga gives an honest, empathetic performance should come as no surprise;...

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  • Indiewire  Reviews

    REVIEW | Vera Farmiga Searches For Answers In "Higher Ground," But Her Filmmaking Is More Precise

    There's a single cut in "Higher Ground," actress Vera Farmiga's directorial debut about a crisis of faith, that proves the Oscar-nominated actress also knows how to direct. While 1960's-era bohemian couple Corinne (Farmiga) and Ethan (Joshua Leonard) are on the road touring with Ethan's band, their van suddenly careens off the road and begins sinking into a swamp. The couple escapes just in time to realize their newborn child remains inside the vehicle; Ethan dashes back into the half-submerged wreck, and the camera remains on his distraught face as he suddenly finds what he's looking for. Farmiga, however, withholds the details of his discov...

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