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. Realistic and taking on the protagonist's perspective, this film captures a summer of change.

Director: Leonie Krippendorff
Country: Germany
Genre: Drama/Romance
Year: 2020

Director - Leonie Krippendorff

Leonie Krippendorff is a screenwriter and director born and raised in Berlin. Growing up she had abundant exposure to arts as her family shared her mother’s house with musicians and art students. This environment, she says, had a strong influence on her. Her graduation project and first feature film Looping was released in 2016. Looping was well received and was nominated for several awards both national and international. Cocoon is the director's second feature film and has already garnered positive attention and several awards. Krippendorff graduated from The Konrad Wolf Film University of Babelsberg where she studied directing from 2009 to 2016. Before that she studied photo design at the private vocational school for design BEST-Sabel in Berlin and was a freelance photographer for a while. Between 2007 and 2008 she worked with the regional broadcaster Havelland Television in Nennhausen, where she gained experience with editorial work. Currently Krippendorff is said to be working on two new feature film projects and was listed on Variety’s "10 European talents to watch in 2020".

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RVK Feminist Film Festival