Directed by Aleem Hossain
Starring Brian Silverman, Clay Wilcox, Anslem Richardson, Anita Leeman Torres, James Black, Naomi Salamon
A near future earth, ravaged by human abuse, offers people the chance to emigrate to off-planet habitats. When Jack (Brian Silverman) is awarded his couples travel Visa, he must navigate his past, as well as a crumbling society, in order to find his estranged wife.
Setting its narrative in the same portentous, near future landscape as Christopher Nolan’s Intestellar, After We Leave attempts its own small-scale version of the familial strife involved in escaping our dying planet. For a while it maintains an air of slow-burn intrigue, a quiet film, punctuated by small creative brushstrokes, very similar to Gareth Edwards breakout hit, Monsters, until it abandons the mystery in favour of a rather lackluster tale of small-town gangsters.
Directing from his own screenplay, Aleem Hossain keeps things wonderfully grounded.