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Sponsored by CityFibre
Director: Leonie Krippendorff
Starring: Lena Urzendowaky, Jella Haase, Lena Klenke, Elina Vildanova
Available to stream at home from Friday 11 December
In the heat of summer in Berlin, Nora spends her days as the third wheel to older sister Jule and her best friend Aylin. As the trio wander the city streets taking selfies and posting on social media, the older girls seem only to think and talk of boys and how to keep thin. Feeling the pressure to fit in, Nora goes along with her sister – drinking, smoking and messing around. But she still keeps and cares for caterpillars, a past-time she used to share with her mother, before their relationship declined as her mother sunk deeper into alcoholism.
Now Jule bears the brunt of raising Nora, but when her little sister embarrasses her in front of her entire class, it is a step too far for Jule. Thankfully, older student Romy rushes to Nora’s rescue and, as their friendship blossoms, Nora falls fast in love for the first time. As the hottest summer on record comes to a close, things will never be the same for Nora – the beautiful butterfly has emerged from her cocoon.
An honest and memorable depiction of the trials and triumphs of female adolescence, Cocoon is a raw and relatable coming-of-age tale.
“FRESH AND AUTHENTIC” Screen International
★★★★ “[A] LOVE LETTER TO BOTH THE CITY AND ITS NEW GENERATION” The Upcoming
Stream on demand from Friday 11 December for £8. You’ll have 48 hours to watch the film. 35% of the streaming fee goes towards supporting Northampton Filmhouse.
Please note, while Cocoon is listed on our website and we receive a share of the rental fee, the purchasing and rental agreement is between you and the film distributor for the movie.