It’s Raining in the House

Il pleut dans la maison

64th TIFF: Greek Premiere
Two siblings, 15-year-old Makenzy and 17-year-old Purdey, live almost on their own in the house their grandmother left them. With their parents absent, the two children only have each other to navigate through life’s challenges. Seldom has the transition from the carefree days of adolescence to the harsh and demanding world of adulthood been captured in contemporary cinema as unpretentiously and artistically as it is in the remarkable It’s Raining in the House. A poignant coming-of-age film, filled with understated intensity, authenticity, and poetic beauty, it masterfully captures the journey of two children compelled to grow up without resorting to melodrama or emotional manipulation. Simultaneously, it offers us the chance to appreciate two remarkably naturalistic performances by its wonderful leading pair.
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Paloma Sermon-Daï
Script: Paloma Sermon-Daï
Cinematography: Frédéric Noirhomme
Editing: Thijs van Nuffel
Sound: Thomas Grimm-Landsberg, Ludovic Van Pachterbeke, Laurent Martin
Music: Thomas Grimm-Landsberg
Actors: Makenzy Lombet, Purdey Lombet, Donovan Nizet, Amine Hamidou, Louise Manteau
Production: Michigan Films
Producers: Sébastien Andres, Alice Lemaire
Co-production: Kidam, Visualantics
Co-producers: François-Pierre Clavel, Gert van Berckelaer
Costumes: Paloma Sermon-Daï, Marie Christiaens
Production Design: Ladys Oliveira Silva
Make Up: Sirine Srijettanont
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Belgium, France
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 82'
Contact: Heretic
Awards/Distinctions: French Touch Prize of the Critics’ Week Jury – Cannes Film Festival 2023

Paloma Sermon-Daï

Paloma Sermon-Daï was born in Namur, Belgium in 1993. She studied image studies at the Haute Ecole Libre de Bruxelles. Her graduation film Makenzy was selected at Visions du Réel in 2017. In 2020, she directed her first feature documentary, Petit Samedi. The film will have its world premiere at the Berlinale Forum 2020 and will win numerous awards: Bayard d’Or at the Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Prix diagonales at the Festival Premiers Plans Angers, Best Documentary Award at the Athens International Film Festival and Magritte for Best Documentary.


2017 Makenzy (short)
2020 Petit Samedi (doc)
2023 It's Raining in the House