UK | 22 August 1995 | Drama
Starring: Adjoa Andoh, Leonie Forbes, Clarence Smith, Nadine Williams
Directed by: Frances-Anne Solomon
Written by: Adjoa Andoh, Leonie Forbes, Frances-Anne Solomon
Produced by: Eka Nowakowska, Frances-Anne Solomon
Synopsis: Exquisitely beautiful and profoundly moving, What My Mother Told Me is a dramatic journey towards self discovery. The story focuses on Jesse, a young woman from England, who goes to Trinidad to bury her father. Reluctantly she agrees to meet her mother, whom she thought had abandoned her when she was a child. Her mother tells her stories, revealing a troubled and violent marriage, and Jesse is forced to face the truth about her past.
Awards: Best Film or Video Depicting the Black Experience – Berlin Black Internatonal Cinema Festival, Producer’s Award – Women of The Sun, US