El Olor Del Mango

A film by Andressa Back

The smell of mango provokes a journey of nostalgia in Dolores, a Colombian immigrant in Canada, lost in-between times and spaces, expecting a baby while coping with her mother’s inevitable passing.


Dolores is an illegal immigrant from Colombia who decided her dreams would come true in Canada, where she works as a janitor. Her mother’s voice breaks the silence of her daily life through phone calls. When Dolores realizes she cannot help eating mangoes, she discovers she is pregnant and finds out Soledad is dying. While the seed of a new life is sprouting in Canada, Dolores’s roots become ethereal. Going back is a one-way trip, and the desire to have a Canadian baby keeps her from going through with it. Dolores learns there are other ways to listen to her mother’s voice other than hearing it.


Martina Castillo
as Dolores
Andrea Avila
as Soledad
Marya Chogal
as Grace


Andressa Back

Alex Morris
Production Designer
Katie Pagacz
Sound Editor
Sound Mixer
Christopher McGowan
Story Editor
Xander Pham
Set Decorator
Ethan Butler
Script Supervisor
Martín Restrepo
Production Manager
Boom Operator
Emilie Peloso
Picture Editor
Post Production Supervisor
Carolyn dadd
Casting  Director
Camera Operator
Liam Kimmons
Story Editor
Edward Lim
1st Assistant Camera
Dolly Grip
Malcolm Judah
Key Grip
Ibnul Sarker
Director of Photography

Marcelo Rossas
Music Composer
Victoria Bacani
1st Assistant Director
Art Director
Marya Chogal
Set Decorator
Raine Lundy
Production Sound Mixer
Emilia Mieres
1st Assistant Picture Editor