2015 Dallas International Film Festival: Sacrifice
Photo by Chelsea Aldrich
Loyalties, betrayal, desperation, conscience…all are tested to the limit in Sacrifice.
It begins innocently enough - four teens embark on a celebratory hunting trip. When they later try to cover up the horrific accident they’ve caused in the woods, each boy finds himself ensnared in a trap of guilt and consequence beyond his wildest imagination. This unthinkable turn of events becomes their new reality and life becomes a waking nightmare.
While writer/director Michael Cohn’s absorbing drama has touches of a thriller/horror tale, it’s also a complex character study, which unfolds beautifully in the hands of this stellar cast. Sacrifice explores the ramifications of bad decisions made in the moment and shows just how far one can go when trying to right a wrong.