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Year: 2011
USA: Sony Pictures Classics
Cast: Vera Farmiga, Joshua Leonard, Norbert Leo Butz, Dagmara Dominczyk, John Hawkes, Bill Irwin, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Donna Murphy, Nina Arianda, Taissa Farmiga, Boyd Holbrook, Michael Chernus, Reagan Leonard, Sean Mahon, Natalie Thomas, Lucy Owen, Alison Ball, Laurent Rejto, Taylor Schwencke
Director: Vera Farmiga
Country: USA
USA: 109 mins
USA Rated: R for some language and sexual content
USA Release Date: 26 August 2011 (Limited Release)


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 (screenplay by Carolyn S Briggs and Tim Metcalfe), the film tells the story of a thoughtful woman's struggles with belief, love, and trust.

Faith, love and honesty are the cornerstones of this story of 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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