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It's 2018 and Nora, a shy 14-year-old girl from the neighborhood of Kreuzberg in Berlin, will never forget this scorching summer. With an absentee mother and the realization she cannot simply walk in her cool older sister's footsteps, she makes her way into adulthood surrounded by people with disrupted biographies.

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.

"COCOON tells an important story about how liberating it is to strip away media-created body images in order to really feel yourself for the first time. [This] story of two wild Berlin girls who make their way through the "Kreuzberg jungle" turn the park into a forest, the open-air pool into the sea, and the sandbox into the beach." - Director, Leonie Krippendorff

Rated 14A: For nudity, coarse language, substance use, and sexual content

  • Year
  • Runtime
    95 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
  • Note
    English Subtitles
  • Director
    Leonie Krippendorff
  • Screenwriter
    Leonie Krippendorff
  • Producer
    Jost Hering
  • Cast
    Jella Haase, Franz Hagn, Lena Klenke
  • Cinematographer
    Martin Neumeyer
  • Editor
    Emma Gräf
  • Music
    Maya Postepski