Cocoon // Kokon
Directed by: Leonie Krippendorff
Produced by: Jost Hering, Paula Alamillo
Cast: Lena Urzendowsky, Jella Haase, Lena Klenke, Elina Vildanova
Germany, 2020, 95 minutes, German with Hebrew subtitles
Berlin International Film Festival – opening film in the youth category
Guadalajara International Film Festival 2020
Amplify Film Festival 2020 UK
In association with the Embassy of Germany
Director Leonie Krippendorff’s youth drama is one of the sweetest but also bravest that has been seen on screen in recent years.
The shy Nora is a 14-year-old Berlin girl who lives in Kreuzberg and spends her time with her sister and best friend at a pub or in the nearby municipal pool. She will never forget the summer when she first gets her period, falls in love with a girl and learns to stand for herself. Surrounded by young people from different cultural and social backgrounds, she makes paves her way to adulthood.
Director Leonie Krippendorff manages to create a magical but also completely authentic summer piece about a girl whose life, after one summer, will never be the same.