In this hypnotically cinematic love letter flowing through time and generations, director Chloe Abrahams probes raw questions her mother and grandmother have long brushed aside, tenderly untangling painful knots in her family’s unspoken past.
15th October, 9:50pm
18th October, 3:10pm
22nd October, 4:40pm
21st October, 12:30pm
28th October, 6:20pm
5 November, 1:30pm
7 November, 6:25pm
8th November, 7pm
9th November, 5:30pm
9th November, 7pm
True/False Film Festival – Columbia, MO
4 March – 3pm – Big Ragtag
5 March – 3:15pm – Bluenote Theater
First Look Film Festival – New York, NY
17 March – 7pm – Showcase Screening @ Redstone Theater
26 March – 6pm – Encore Screening @ Bartos Screening Room
Austin Asian American Film Festival – Austin, TX
24 June – 5pm – AFS Cinema
Bellweather Film Series – Amherst, MA
29 June – 7pm – Amherst Cinema
BlackStar Film Festival – Philadelphia, PA
3 August – 11:30am – Suzanne Roberts Theater
DokuFest – Prizren, Kosovo
* nominated for the international feature dox award *
9 August – 12:30pm – Dokukino
10 August – 10:30am – Dokukino
New/Next Film Fest, Baltimore MD
Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, VT
BFI London Film Festival, UK – Grierson Award Competition
Friday 6 October, 6:30pm – Vue Leicester Square
Monday 9th October, 12:30pm – BFI NFT3
"reaffirms the strength of generational bonds and champions the desire of the new generation to question and provoke and demand answers"
#1 True/False film
"a bright seam of joy runs through Abrahams' engrossing first feature"
- SIGHT AND SOUND (print, May & October 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 testament to sensory filmmaking, where the act of looking evokes smell and taste"
"...a powerful love letter...a reverberant profile in hope."
"one of the strongest debut features in this early year"
"striking...a moving, lyrical and haunting film"
"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"