Thursday, October 6, 2011

Review: Higher Ground

Higher Ground
Dir. Vera Farmiga
Year: 2011
Aus Rating: M15+
Running Time: 111mins

One woman’s struggle to abide by religious dogma in 1970s America forms the basis of Higher Ground, the directorial debut for Vera Farmiga, who also stars in this film as Corinne. The character of Corinne is based on Carolyn Briggs, whose memoir, This Dark World, was the inspiration for the film, and who also co-wrote the screenplay. After an accident nearly causes the death of their infant daughter, Corinne and her husband, Ethan (Joshua Leonard, turn to God. Years of devout worship begin to unravel, however, when the world she inhabits begins to suffocate her and she is forced to question her beliefs.

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