The Sacrifice (Turkish: Adak) is a 1979 Turkish drama film, directed by Atıf Yılmaz and written by Başar Sabuncu based on a true stroy by Faruk Erem, featuring a peasant who sacrifices his youngest child to God. The “pathological tale,” according to Rekin Teksoy, “focuses on superstitious belief through the interjection of eyewitness accounts.” It was scheduled to compete in the 17th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, which was cancelled following the 1980 Turkish coup d’état. —Wikipedia
Atıf Yılmaz Batıbeki (December 25, 1925 – May 5, 2006) was a renowned Turkish Kurdish film director, screenwriter and film producer. He was almost a legend in the film industry of Turkey with 119 movies directed. He also wrote 53 screenplays and produced 28 movies since 1951. He was active in almost every period of the Turkish film industry. Despite the numerous movies he directed, majority of those were qualified, and had a message to get through.
Atıf Yılmaz was born on December 25, 1925 in Mersin, Turkey to a Kurdish family originally from Palu. After finishing the high school in Mersin, he attended the Law School of Istanbul University. Because of his interest in arts, he dropped out the Law School and entered the Painting Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Istanbul. After graduating from the Academy, he did some painting works in workshops. His education of painting helped him directing his movies as he remarked lately.
In his private life, he got married three… read more