“Leonie Krippendorff’s engaging coming-of-age drama is one of the best teen dramas of the year.” – Matthew Turner, VODzilla
“Krippendorff crafts a stunningly alluring narrative of feminine intimacy.” – Emily Maskell, Flip Screen
“Edgy, slick but wide-eyed, this is a whimsical romance played against the salacious calamity of teenagehood. ” – Ben Turner, The Pink Lens
“Krippendorff’s feature debut feels fresh and authentic, both in terms of the performances, and in the film’s restless sense of place.” – Wendy Ide, Screen Daily
“An authentic, queer coming-of-age story… the film is a tender comment on sexuality, womanhood and growing up in general.” – Emma-Jane Betts, The Upcoming
“A perfectly pitched teenage drama that dodges adolescent film clichés with delicacy and sensitivity. You’ll remember the firsts in your life, smile, and be thankful for hindsight.” – The Tempo House
From German writer-director Leonie Krippendorff, the new film Cocoon tells the coming-of-age transformation of Nora (Lena Urzendowsky), a 14-year-old from Berlin, over the course of one blisteringly hot summer.
A shy girl with a troubled mother and loving but boy-crazy older sister, Nora must contend with the many tribulations of early teenage years largely by herself. She gets her period for the first time, falls in love with another girl, has her heart broken, and, inevitably, learns to stand up for herself and what she wants.
Shot with a deep understanding of teenage-girl desires, Cocoon is a sun-soaked tale of one girl’s self-discovery on the cusp of young adulthood.
Watch the trailer for Cocoon below and click here to order your copy. The film will be available now on DVD at TLAgay.
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