Recommended Film: COCOON (directed by Leonie Krippendorf)

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by John Todd on June 16, 2022

in Film

IN THE SUMMER STREETS OF BERLIN, A YOUNG GIRL DISCOVERS FIRST LOVE IN
LEONIE KRIPPENDORF’S TENDER, LGBTQ COMING-OF-AGE DRAMA
PREMIERING VIA VIRTUAL CINEMA, VOD & DIGITAL
ON JUNE 17, 2022

“Leonie Krippendorf’s queer teen romance is a sun-kissed story
of growth and metamorphosis.” Ariel Klinghoffer, Little White Lies

“An authentic, queer coming-of-age story takes place in the summer streets of Berlin, Cocoon…is a tender comment on sexuality, womanhood and growing up in general. The drama, with its strong performances and artistic shots, creates a warm yet slow-burn viewing experience and positions itself as a strong love letter to both the city and its new generation. ” Emma-Jane Betts, The Upcoming

“The acting…is outstanding” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“A stunningly alluring narrative of feminine intimacy.” Emily Maskell, Flip Screen

“Leonie Krippendorff’s engaging coming-of-age drama is one of the best teen dramas of the year.”
Matthew Turner, VODzilla

Cocoon (2021) | Trailer | Leonie Krippendorff
SYNOPSIS
In the multicultural microcosm of her noisy Berlin neighborhood, there are many firsts for 14-year-old Nora (Lena Urzendowsky) during one particularly hot summer. She gets her period, smokes marijuana, discovers her love for other girls and meets the wild Romy (Jella Haase). With her, the noisy area of Kreuzberg suddenly seems endlessly large and full of hidden beauty.  While the heat sticks to her skin, Nora loses her heart to her wild new friend and learns to stand up for herself. And when summer ends, as she makes her way into adulthood, things will never be the same again for Nora in this tender drama nominated for a Generation14 Plus Crystal Bear and Teddy for Best Feature Film at the 2020 Berlinale.
COCOON (2020)
Written & Directed by: Leonie Krippendorf
Cast: Lena Urzendowsky, Jella Haase, Lena Klenke, Elina Vildanova
Produced by: Jost Hering
Director of Photography: Martin Neumeyer
Genre: Drama/World Cinema
RT: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 & 4:3
Sound: 5.1
Language: German with English Subtitles
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