Mahalia Melts In The Rain

April 2023

Mahalia, a timid 9-year-old black girl, feels different from the other girls in her ballet class. Hoping to boost her confidence, her mother brings her to the hair salon to get her hair straightened for the very first time.

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Directed by Carmine Pierre-Dufour and Emilie Mannering


Mahalia — Kaiyonni Banton-Renner
Anika — Sagine Sémajuste


Production — Sarah Mannering (Colonelle films)
Directors — Emilie Mannering, Carmine Pierre-Dufour
Screenplay — Carmine Pierre-Dufour
Cinematography — Olivier Gossot
Production Design — Charlotte Gandin
Editing — Myriam Magassouba
Sound — Guillaume Daoust, Sylvain Bellemare
Music — Strange Froots


Thanks to Travelling Distribution