Il Pleut Dans La Maison

  • Runtime82 min
  • DirectorPaloma Sermon-Daï
  • GenreFiction
  • Released2023

One hot and stormy summer, Purdey, 17, and her brother Makenzy, 15, are left to their own devices in the dilapidated family home near a tourist lake.

Purdey works as a cleaner in a hotel complex, while Makenzy earns some money by robbing tourists. On this bittersweet journey, between the recklessness of adolescence and the harshness of adult life, they depend on each other during what seems to be the last summer of their youth.

 


Starring | MAKENZY LOMBET | PURDEY LOMBET | DONOVAN NIZET | AMINE HAMIDOU | LOUISE MANTEAU

A film by PALOMA SERMON-DAÏ

Director of Photography FRÉDÊRIC NOIRHOMME | Sound THOMAS GRIMM-LANDSBERG | Image editing THIJS VAN NUFFEL | Sound editing LUDOVIC VAN PACHTERBEKE  LAURENT MARTIN | Mixing ALINE GAVROY
Production SÉBASTIEN ANDRES  ALICE LEMAIRE  GERT VAN BERCKELAER  FRANÇOIS-PIERRE CLAVEL

A co-production with MICHIGAN FILMS I KIDAM I WIP (WALLONIE IMAGE PRODUCTION) I  RTBF I  PROXIMUS I  TAXSHELTER.BE

supported by CENTRE DU CINÉMA ET DE L’AUDIOVISUEL DE LA FÉDÉRATION WALLONIE-BRUXELLES I FLANDERS AUDIOVISUAL FUND I CNC | THE TAX SHELTER OF THE BELGIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT | RÉGION NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE | PROCIREP

screenings

in the media

Eye For Film | Richard Mowe

As for the challenge of working on that tight budget Sermon-Daï decided that the only attitude to take was to regard it not as a constraint but as an asset. The prize from the jury would seem to indicate her instincts (yet again) were bang on target.

Read the full interview here

Il Était Une Fois Le Cinéma | Jean-Max Méjean

Il ne serait pas étonnant que ce premier film de fiction présenté à la Semaine de la Critique à Cannes cette année revienne avec un prix tant il est intéressant et montre magnifiquement, sans artifice et sans afféterie, l’ennui des adolescents livrés à eux-mêmes.

read the full review (in French)

Négatif | Thibault Elie

Dans un premier long « de fiction » réussi, Paloma Sermon-Daï met en scène deux adolescents en situation de survie au bord d’un lac wallon. Un film politique qui échappe aux déterminismes du genre.

read the full review (in French)

Journey Into Cinema | Redmond Bacon

It’s Raining in the House doesn’t just document the travails of youth, it brings them tangibly alive, one cigarette at a time.

Read the full review here

Le Mag Du Cine | Anne Schneider

Pour son premier film de fiction, Il pleut dans la maison, Paloma Sermon-Daï reste dans le creuset familial qu’elle avait déjà exploré dans son premier long-métrage documentaire, Petit Samedi. Elle campe ici un duo frère-sœur livré à lui-même, entre dérive estivale et tentative de construction.

read the full review (in French)

ICSFilm | Marc van de Klashorst

Il pleut dans la maison is a confident debut by Sermon-Daï, whose craft and care for the subject should propel her to further interesting projects. It is too soon to state the Dardennes have a worthy Wallonian successor, but Il pleut dans la maison is a promising start.

Read the full review here

ScreenDaily | Nikki Baughan

Combining a familiar ‘last summer’ coming-of-age story with a non-fiction sensibility to arresting affect, the filmmaker’s intimate visual style effectively draws the viewer into the sealed-off world of the troubled protagonists of this Cannes Critics Week title.

Read the full review here

Cineuropa | Aurore Engelen

Is there a maximum height of the sky where we are stuck? This question, asked with the naivety of his 15 years by Donovan, Makenzy’s best friend, echoes long after leaving the screening of Paloma Sermon-Daï’s first feature film…

Read the full review here

Cinevox – Review

La cinéaste démontre à nouveau sa capacité à aborder l’intime avec une vraie pudeur mais sans faux-semblants dans cette fiction claire-obscure dont elle a confié l’interprétation à de vrais frère et soeur qu’elle connaît bien

read the full review (in French)

Semaine de la Critique | Perrine Quennesson

The film isn’t about being poor, poverty is the backdrop of the film. What comes out is above all the relationship between sister and brother, that glass ceiling, which I’ve experienced and which is so hard to break.

Read the full article here

ScreenDaily | Tim Dams

“Sermon-Daï delves once again into a territory she knows deeply well, capturing a fresh journey of adolescence.  While Paloma’s intimate storytelling never shies away from the harshness of reality, her gentle gaze stubbornly refuses to give in to misery.”

Read the full article here

Cineuropa | Fabien Lemercier

Jostling among the seven films in contention for Critics’ Week’s Grand Prize are first fiction feature films by Belgium’s Paloma Sermon-Daï (Il pleut dans la maison) and France’s Iris Kaltenbäck (Le ravissement), as well as a second feature by Serbia’s Vladimir Perisič

Read the full article here

Cineuropa | Aurore Engelen

The final clapperboard is slamming on Il pleut dans la maison by Paloma Sermon Daï

Read the full article here

Cinevox

Passage express sur le tournage de Il pleut dans la maison, premier long métrage de fiction de la jeune cinéaste belge Paloma Sermon Daï, Magritte du Meilleur documentaire 2022 pour Petit Samedi.

Read the full article here (in French)
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    • Champs-élysées Film Festival
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    • 62nd Semaine de la Critique – Cannes
    • Prix French Touch Du Jury
  • Runtime82 min
  • DirectorPaloma Sermon-Daï
  • GenreFiction
  • Released2023

in the media

Eye For Film | Richard Mowe

As for the challenge of working on that tight budget Sermon-Daï decided that the only attitude to take was to regard it not as a constraint but as an asset. The prize from the jury would seem to indicate her instincts (yet again) were bang on target.

Read the full interview here

Il Était Une Fois Le Cinéma | Jean-Max Méjean

Il ne serait pas étonnant que ce premier film de fiction présenté à la Semaine de la Critique à Cannes cette année revienne avec un prix tant il est intéressant et montre magnifiquement, sans artifice et sans afféterie, l’ennui des adolescents livrés à eux-mêmes.

read the full review (in French)

Négatif | Thibault Elie

Dans un premier long « de fiction » réussi, Paloma Sermon-Daï met en scène deux adolescents en situation de survie au bord d’un lac wallon. Un film politique qui échappe aux déterminismes du genre.

read the full review (in French)

Journey Into Cinema | Redmond Bacon

It’s Raining in the House doesn’t just document the travails of youth, it brings them tangibly alive, one cigarette at a time.

Read the full review here

Le Mag Du Cine | Anne Schneider

Pour son premier film de fiction, Il pleut dans la maison, Paloma Sermon-Daï reste dans le creuset familial qu’elle avait déjà exploré dans son premier long-métrage documentaire, Petit Samedi. Elle campe ici un duo frère-sœur livré à lui-même, entre dérive estivale et tentative de construction.

read the full review (in French)

ICSFilm | Marc van de Klashorst

Il pleut dans la maison is a confident debut by Sermon-Daï, whose craft and care for the subject should propel her to further interesting projects. It is too soon to state the Dardennes have a worthy Wallonian successor, but Il pleut dans la maison is a promising start.

Read the full review here

ScreenDaily | Nikki Baughan

Combining a familiar ‘last summer’ coming-of-age story with a non-fiction sensibility to arresting affect, the filmmaker’s intimate visual style effectively draws the viewer into the sealed-off world of the troubled protagonists of this Cannes Critics Week title.

Read the full review here

Cineuropa | Aurore Engelen

Is there a maximum height of the sky where we are stuck? This question, asked with the naivety of his 15 years by Donovan, Makenzy’s best friend, echoes long after leaving the screening of Paloma Sermon-Daï’s first feature film…

Read the full review here

Cinevox – Review

La cinéaste démontre à nouveau sa capacité à aborder l’intime avec une vraie pudeur mais sans faux-semblants dans cette fiction claire-obscure dont elle a confié l’interprétation à de vrais frère et soeur qu’elle connaît bien

read the full review (in French)

Semaine de la Critique | Perrine Quennesson

The film isn’t about being poor, poverty is the backdrop of the film. What comes out is above all the relationship between sister and brother, that glass ceiling, which I’ve experienced and which is so hard to break.

Read the full article here

ScreenDaily | Tim Dams

“Sermon-Daï delves once again into a territory she knows deeply well, capturing a fresh journey of adolescence.  While Paloma’s intimate storytelling never shies away from the harshness of reality, her gentle gaze stubbornly refuses to give in to misery.”

Read the full article here

Cineuropa | Fabien Lemercier

Jostling among the seven films in contention for Critics’ Week’s Grand Prize are first fiction feature films by Belgium’s Paloma Sermon-Daï (Il pleut dans la maison) and France’s Iris Kaltenbäck (Le ravissement), as well as a second feature by Serbia’s Vladimir Perisič

Read the full article here

Cineuropa | Aurore Engelen

The final clapperboard is slamming on Il pleut dans la maison by Paloma Sermon Daï

Read the full article here

Cinevox

Passage express sur le tournage de Il pleut dans la maison, premier long métrage de fiction de la jeune cinéaste belge Paloma Sermon Daï, Magritte du Meilleur documentaire 2022 pour Petit Samedi.

Read the full article here (in French)