Annie Barrett
July 11, 2011 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, Down to the Bone) directed and stars in Higher Ground, which EW’s Owen Gleiberman called “a rich, sprawling, uplifting, disquieting, at once demystifying and mysterious drama about the life and love and heartbreak and faith of one woman in America who’s an evangelical Christian” after seeing and loving the film at this year’s Sundance. I’ve only watched the trailer, but even two minutes of Farmiga’s performance suggests she’s created for herself the role of a lifetime. (This movie isn’t all about cake or chocolate-covered strawberries or whatever they’re eating in that little thumbnail image; it just happened to be my favorite moment and I like that it went along with the line, “You cannot let sexual chemistry burn out.”) 

Looks great, right?

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Sundance: Vera Farmiga triumphs in the evangelicals-are-people-too drama ‘Higher Ground’

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