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German Film Festival | 15.10.-01.11.2020

Kokon Photo: Martin Neumeyer © m-appeal



Year 2020
Runtime 95 min
Rating R21 - Homosexual Theme and Some Drug Use
Language German
Subtitles English
Director Leonie Krippendorff
Producer Jost Hering
Screenwriter Leonie Krippendorff
Cinematographer Martin Neumeyer
Cast Lena Urzendowsky, Jella Haase, Lena Klenke, Elina Vildanova

“We're like fish in a fish tank. We keep swimming round in circles, from one end of Kotti to the other and back again, until we eventually manage to jump out of the tank.” 

In the multicultural microcosm of Berlin-Kreuzberg, Nora is always tagging along: at parties, at school, at the pool, on rooftops and in apartments. 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 realises why. There is music in the air, Nora's body is changing, and caterpillars are spinning their cocoons. Taking on the protagonist's perspective, this film captures a summer of change. 

The world of social media, where self-expression is a top priority and the pressure of beauty weighs on everything, has its own pull that doesn't always make you happier. But can it be that a person often only learns to really love himself when someone else does too? 


2020 Berlin International Film Festival
Generation 14plus - Best Film (Crystal Bear), Leonie Krippendorff
Best Feature Film (Teddy), Leonie Krippendorff
2020 Guadalajara International Film Festival
Best Feature Film, Leonie Krippendorff



Cocoon will be screened at The Projector, on Sun 18 Oct at 5:00 pm, on Sat 24 Oct at 8:10 pm, and on Fri 30 Oct at 8:40 pm.