The Taste of Mango
2023, UK & USA, feature non-fiction, 75 mins
Director, Producer: Chloe Abrahams
Producer: Elliott Whitton
Executive Producers: Diane Quon, Kellen Quinn, Martha Gregory, Hannah Bush Bailey, Robina Riccitiello
The Taste of Mango, Chloe Abrahams’ debut feature, is an enveloping, hypnotic, urgently personal meditation on family, memory, identity, violence, and love. At its centre are three extraordinary women: the director’s mother, Rozana; her grandmother, Jean; and the director herself. Their stories, by turns difficult and jubilant, testify to the entangled and ever-changing nature of inheritance and the ways in which we both hurt and protect the ones we love.
November 2–12, 2023: New Orleans Film Festival
March 2-5, 2023: True/False Film Festival, Columbia, Missouri
March 17, 2023: First Look, MoMI NYC
June 24, 2023: Austin Asian American Film Festival
June 29, 2023: Amherst Bellwether Film Series, Massachusetts
August 2–6, 2023: BlackStar Film Festival
August 4–12, 2023: DokuFest, Kosovo *nominated for Best International Feature*
August 17–20, 2023: New/Next, Baltimore
August 24–27, 2023: Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, Vermont
Simran Hans' #1 True/False film
- SIGHT & SOUND (print, May 2023)
"...an astonishing piece of non-fiction filmmaking...gorgeously nuanced and textured"
"there are evocations of Kirsten Johnson and Agnès Varda in Abrahams’s collage-like approach"
"...a powerful love letter...a reverberant profile in hope."
"one of the strongest debut features in this early year"
"exquisite...The Taste of Mango communicates an enormous sense of love and generosity throughout"
"A delicate family portrait about unconditional love, resolve and hope…Lyrical and heartbreaking."
"every one of Abrahams' storytelling choices pays off beautifully"
BFI Doc Society, Sheffield Doc/Fest Meet Market, Camden North Star Fellowship, Jacob Burns Centre Creative Culture Residency, Docs Ireland Market, SFFilm, One World Media, The Film & TV Charity