Sundance 2011: First Images from Vera Farmiga’s Directorial Debut HIGHER GROUND and HERE

     December 3, 2010

The slate of films premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January were just announced, and we’ve been given a slew of images from a number of films that will have their premiere at the prestigious festival. Higher Ground, screening in the in-competition category, marks the directorial debut of Up in the Air star Vera Farmiga. The actress also stars in the film alongside Joshua Leonard (Blair Witch Project), John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone) and Dagmara Dominczyk (Kinsey). Scripted by Carolyn Briggs and Tim Metcalfe (Kalifornia), the synopsis is as follows: A frustrated young mother turns to a fundamentalist community for answers, but after years of dogma and loss, she must find the courage to ask the questions that will help her reclaim her life.

HERE, also screening in the in-competition category, is directed by documentary filmmaker Braden King and stars Ben Foster, Lubna Azabal and Narek Nersisyan. The script, written by King and Dani Valent, centers on an American cartographer who’s on assignment to create a new, more accurate satellite survey of Armenia, who forms a powerful bond with an Armenian expatriate and art photographer. Hit the jump to check out the images from both films.

Here are the images from Higher Ground. Click on an image to see it in high-resolution.  Expect a lot more Sundance articles very soon.

And here are the images from HERE.

director Braden King pictured below

And here are links to the first images from other films playing at Sundance:

  • Another Earth (starring William Mapother, Brit Marling, and Jordan Baker)
  • Benavides Born (starring Corina Calderon, Jeremy Ray Valdez, and Joseph Julian Soria)
  • Cedar Rapids (starring John C. Reilly, Ed Helms, and Sigourney Weaver)
  • Circumstance (starring Nikohl Boosheri, Sarah Kazemy, and Reza Sixo Safai)
  • The Convincer (starring Greg Kinnear, Billy Crudup, and Alan Arkin)
  • The Details (starring Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, and Laura Linney)
  • The Devil’s Double (starring Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, and Mimoun Oaissa)
  • HERE (starring Ben Foster, Lubna Azabal and Narek Nersisyan)
  • Higher Ground (starring Vera Farmiga, John Hawkes, and Dagmara Dominczyk)
  • Homework (starring Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, and Michael Angarano)
  • I Melt With You (starring Rob Lowe, Thomas Jane, and Jeremy Piven)
  • The Ledge (starring Charlie Hunnam, Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson, Terrence Howard, Christopher Gorham)
  • Life in a Day (directed by Kevin Macdonald, produced by Ridley Scott)
  • Like Crazy (starring Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlie Bewley, Alex Kingston)
  • Little Birds (starring Juno Temple, Kay Panabaker, Leslie Mann, Kate Bosworth, and Kyle Gallner)
  • Margin Call (starring Kevin Spacey, Zachary Quinto, and Paul Bettany)
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene (starring Elizabeth Olsen, Hugh Dancy, and John Hawkes)
  • The Music Never Stopped (starring J.K. Simmons, Julia Ormond, and Cara Seymour)
  • My Idiot Brother (starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, and Zooey Deschanel)
  • On The Ice (starring Josiah Patkotak, Frank Qutuq Irelan, Teddy Kyle Smith, Adamina Kerr, and Sierra Jade Sampson)
  • Pariah (starring Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker and Kim Wayans)
  • Perfect Sense (starring Ewan McGregor, Eva Green, and Ewen Bremner)
  • Red State (directed by Kevin Smith; Starring Michael Parks, John Goodman, and Melissa Leo)
  • Salvation Boulevard (starring Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Connelly, and Ed Harris)
  • The Son of No One (starring Channing Tatum, Al Pacino, and Juliette Binoche)
  • Terri (starring Jacob Wysocki, John C. Reilly, and Creed Bratton)
  • Win Win (starring Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, and Jeffrey Tambor)
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