Berlinale Selection 2020 Cocoon

Scene from the film "Cocoon" © Edition Salzgeber, DFF

Sun, 15.11.2020

7:00 PM

Goethe-Institut Nicosia

Within the framework of the "Weeks of the German language"

Coming-of-Age // 95 minutes // 2020 // Director: Leonie Krippendorff
Rating R16

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.


The screenplay for Cocoon (German: Kokon) was selected for the 2018 Berlinale Talents Script Station.

Actors/Actresses: Lena Urzendowsky, Jella Haase, Lena Klenke, Elina Vildanova, Anja Schneider

Leonie Krippendorff

Portrait Leonie Krippendorff Born in Berlin, Germany in 1985, she studied directing at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf from 2009 to 2016. Her graduation film, Looping, was nominated for numerous national and international prizes and won several. She is currently working on the screenplays for two new feature film projects. Variety chose her as one of "10 Europeans to Watch 2020."