Film Screening

German Movie Nights: Cocoon

A girl with a unicorn headband stands in front of a Berlin-Kreuzberg apartment complex




Language: German with English subtitles
Price: Free admission Registration required

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The German Film Office is pleased to present Leonie Krippendorff’s film Cocoon as part of its monthly German Movie Nights series. The film will be available to viewers across the United States. 
Nora, a shy 14-year-old Berlin girl, will never forget this way too hot summer. Surrounded by people with disrupted biographies, from different cultures and backgrounds, she makes her way into adulthood. Nora gets her first period, falls in love with another girl, learns to stand up for herself and gets her heart broken for the first time. When summer ends, things will never be the same again for Nora.
“Krippendorff’s feature debut feels fresh and authentic, both in terms of the performances, and in the film’s restless sense of place, the culturally mixed Kreuzberg neighbourhood of Kottbusser Tor.” –Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

Dir. Leonie Krippendorff
With Lena Urzendowsky, Jella Haase, Lena Klenke, Elina Vildanova
Germany, 2020
95 minutes