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Cocoon

(Kokon)

by Leonie Krippendorff

Germany 2020, 95'

In the heat of a shimmering summer, Nora falls for Romy and discovers a whole new world

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.

Cast & Crew

Lena Urzendowsky, Jella Haase, Lena Klenke, Elina Vildanova

Production: Jost Hering Filme

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Festivals

World Premiere: Berlin IFF 2020 - Generation 14 plus
Roze Filmdagen 2020
Febiofest 2020
BUFF Malmö International Children and Young People's Festival 2020
Guadalajara IFF 2020
Kristiansand International Children's FF 2020
OutFest FF 2020
Nara IFF 2020
Humen FF 2020
Mix Milano FF 2020
Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ FF (online) 2020
Queer Screen FF Sydney (online) 2020
Febiofest 2020
Reeling: Chicago LGBT IFF 2020
Calgary IFF 2020
BUFF Malmö International Children and Young People's Festival 2020
Charlotte FF 2020
Cinema Queer IFF (SE) 2020
Montreal IFF New Cinema 2020
Istanbul IFF 2020
BENT Sacramento LGBTQ Film Festival 2020
Seattle Queer FF 2020
Kinotrip Youth FF 2020
São Paulo IFF 2020
Lovers FF 2020
Mix Copenhagen 2020
LesGaiCineMad Madrid GLFF 2020
Image et Nation Montreal GLFF 2020
Holebi Leuven GLFF 2020
Beijing Queer FF 2020
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2020
Seoul Int'l PRIDE Film Festival 2020
TLVFest - Tel Aviv GLFF 2020
Pink Screens Brussels 2020
Side by Side LGBT IFF 2020
German FF (NZ) 2020
Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay FF 2020
German Films in Moscow 2020
Santo Domingo OutFest 2020
Bari International Gender FF 2020
Queer Voices (MD) 2020
RVK Feminist FF 2021
KINO – Mostra de Cinema de Expressão Alemã 2021
TIFF Next Wave Festival 2021
ZINEGOAK Bilbao International LGBT FF 2021
Luxembourg City FF 2021
Kosmorama Trondheim IFF 2021
Melbourne Queer FF 2021
Bolzano IFF 2021
Univerciné Allemand 2021
Milwaukee FF 2021
Immaginaria International Women's FF 2021
Berlin & Beyond FF (San Francisco) 2021
Chéries - Chéris Paris 2021
Cinepride Festival 2021
Kranj Actors FF 2021
Queer Moments, Zagreb 2021
Busan International Kids and Youth FF 2021
Golden Ger IFF 2021
Amor IFF LGBT 2021
German Film Week (MX) 2021
Florence Queer Festival 2021
Festival du Cinéma Paris 2021
Augenblick Festival 2021
European FF Trinidad & Tobago 2022
Cannes Ecrans Junior 2022

Awards

Audience Award - Filmkunstfest MV 2020
Best International Feature Film; Best Performance in a Female Role – Lena Urzendowsky - Iris Prize LGBTQ+ FF 2020
Special Mention - LesGaiCineMad 2020
Best Film, Best Script, Best Direction and Best Performances - Santo Domingo OutFest 2020
Best Soundtrack Author (Maya Postepski ) - Immaginaria International Women's FF 2021

Leonie Krippendorff

Leonie Krippendorff (writer & director) was born in Berlin in 1985. From 2009 to 2016 she studied directing at the Konrad Wolf Academy of Film and Television. Her graduation film "Looping" was nominated and awarded for numerous national and international film awards. In February 2018 she participated in the Berlinale Talents Script Station with the screenplay for her debut film COCOON. She is currently working on two new feature film projects. Leonie has been listed by Variety as one of the "10 European talents to watch in 2020".

Filmography
2019 COCOON
2016 LOOPING
2012 STREUNER (short)

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