Film Screening

Kokon
Cocoon

Archived event Berlin 2020
Time / Location
Feb 22nd 2020 / HAU1
Guests
Leonie Krippendorff
Admission
Admission with ticket only: Talents, industry, general public | learn more
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In cooperation with Berlinale Generation. Supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.

Martin Neumeyer, Jost Hering Filme
Berlin-Kreuzberg is Leonie Krippendorff's home turf, as well as that of her Talents alumni-studded crew. In their film, young Nora drifts amid the neighbourhood's monotonous housing blocks with her elder sister and friends, witnessing events that seem to cross-fade into the summer light. Girls who want to be slim and pretty, boys who say dumb things because they're bored or in love. This is a world of frail teenagers and their pervasive smartphone cameras. But Nora has her own way of looking at things, and when she meets Romy, she realizes why. Nora's body is changing; caterpillars spin their cocoons. Taking on the protagonist’s perspective in a realist vein, this film captures a summer of change.
Leonie Krippendorff, Germany, 2020, 95 min. + Q&A.
Leonie Krippendorff

Leonie Krippendorff studied directing at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf from 2009 to 2016. Her graduation film, LOOPING, was nominated for numerous national and international prizes and won several awards. In February 2018, she participated in the Berlinale Talents Script Station with the screenplay for her debut feature film, KOKON. In 2019, she was a jury member for the Max Ophüls Prize and Achtung Berlin film festivals.