In the heat of a shimmering Berlin summer, Nora spends her days as a third wheel to her older sister Jule and her best friend Aylin, who think only of boys. Feeling the pressures to fit in, Nora goes along with her sister’s frolics but with their alcoholic mother largely absent, it is Jule who bears the brunt of Nora’s supervision. When Nora develops feelings for another girl at school, she has to emerge from her cocoon. A true depiction of the trials and triumphs of female adolescence, Cocoon is a raw and honest coming-of-age tale that every woman can relate to.
“Leonie Krippendorf’s queer teen romance is a sun-kissed story of growth and metamorphosis.”- Ariel Klinghoffer, Little White Lies
“I have rarely seen such a realistic portrayal of the terrifying, antagonising experience of coming to terms with one’s own body during puberty, one that highlights female desire and fear at once, without lurid voyeurism.” - Nadine Deller, Sight and Sound