General Information

Glossary: H
Released Year: 2011
Runtime: 109 minutes
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Directors: Vera Farmiga
Casts: Nina Arianda, John Hawkes, Vera Farmiga, Jack Gilpin, Michael Chernus, Norbert Leo Butz, Taylor Schwencke, Bill Irwin, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Dagmara Domińczyk, Donna Murphy, Joshua Leonard, Sean Mahon, Boyd Holbrook, Taissa Farmiga, Molly Hawkey
IMDB: Higher Ground (2011)

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IMDB Rating: 6.3

Reviews

100
Time Out - Joshua Rothkopf
Funny and heartbreaking, this is a movie that would have made the '80s-era Jonathan Demme, attuned to American anxieties, blush with pride.
83
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
Higher Ground breaks crucial, sacred ground in American moviemaking.
80
The Hollywood Reporter - Kirk Honeycutt
The film is a deft, graceful and often poignant story of a woman's quest to find her own identity and a spiritual sanctuary that will give her life hope and meaning.
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.
75
IndieWire - Eric Kohn
An earnest, sometimes bland and unsophisticated look at Corinne's undulating relationship to spirituality in general and Christian dogma in particular. But it's also a surprisingly well-made character study outside of its specific theme.

Higher Ground (2011)



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.