COCOON

КОЖУРЕЦ

KOKON

Director:Leonie Krippendorf
Producer:Jost Hering
Writer:Leonie Krippendorf
Cinematographer:Martin Neumeyer
Editor:Emma Graf
Cast:Jella Haase, Franz Hagn, Lena Klenke, Kim Riedle, Anja Schneider, Lena Urzendowsky, Elina Vildanova
Production:2020, Germany
Language:German
Official Selection95 min. (14+)

Berlin-Kreuzberg is Nora’s microcosm. Nora, the silent observer, is always tagging along: At parties, at school, at the pool, on rooftops and in apartments. Nora drifts around the monotonous housing blocks with her big sister and her friends, witnessing events that seem to cross-fade in the summer light. Girls who want to be slim and pretty, boys who say dumb things to provoke or because they are in love. Ruthless smartphone cameras and fragile teenagers. But Nora has her own way of looking at the world, and when she meets Romy, she realizes why. There is music in the air, Nora’s body is changing, and caterpillars are spinning their cocoons. Realistic and taking on the protagonist’s perspective, this film captures a summer of change.

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