UP IN THE AIR
VERA FARMIGA (Alex Goran) is an award-winning actress who
continues to captivate audiences with each role she embodies.
This past summer she starred in the dark thriller Orphan with Peter
Sarsgaard, a story that centers on a couple who adopts a 9-year-old girl, who is
not as innocent as she initially appears.
Farmiga recently wrapped production on The Vintner's Luck directed by
Niki Caro. The film is an adaptation of Elizabeth Knox's novel of the same name
and tells the story of a 19th century French peasant winemaker who endeavors to
create the perfect vintage. The film co-stars Patrick Bauchau, Gaspard Ulliel,
Jeremie Renier and Keisha Castle-Hughes with Acajou Films, Laurie Parker and
Robin Laing producing.
She recently starred in Carlos Brooks' Quid Pro Quo; the Holocaust drama
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas; and Rod Lurie's political drama Nothing But the
Farmiga won the Best Actress Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics
Association for her performance in the independent film Down to the Bone, a
revelatory drama about a weary working-class mother trapped by drug
addiction. She also won Best Actress awards from the Sundance Film Festival
and the Marrakech Film Festival and earned an Independent Spirit Award
nomination for the role.
Additional film credits include: Joshua opposite Sam Rockwell; Never
Forever opposite Jung‐woo Ha and David McInnis; Martin Scorsese's OscarÂ®-
winning police drama The Departed opposite Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio
and Jack Nicholson; Anthony Minghella's Breaking and Entering opposite Jude
Law and The Manchurian Candidate for director Jonathan Demme.
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