When We Leave's abused wife is torn between family and self-preservation
When We Leave is a flawed drama that nonetheless underlines an increasing, confusing divide between ideological extremists "East" and "West." How can we be on the brink of global chaos when both most-agitative sides basically agree women should be barefoot and pregnant? Excepting the exceptional women now in political power — too many are often silent, whether due to compromise or sheer denial.
WHEN WE LEAVE opens Fri/4 in Bay Area theaters.