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- Director: Leonie Krippendorff
- GERMANY / 2020 / DCP / Colour / 94’ / German; Turkish s.t.
- Screenplay: Leonie Krippendorff
- Director of Photography: Martin Neumeyer
- Editing: Emma Graef
- Original Music: Maya Postepski
- Cast: Lena Urzendowsky, Jella Haase, Lena Klenke, Elina Vildanova
- Producer: Jost Hering
- Production Co.: Jost Hering Filme
- World Sales: m-appeal
Young German director Leonie Krippendorff is definitely a serious candidate in the race to become her generation’s spokesperson. Kokon tells the struggle of three women, living in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district, to find their inner voices among a chorus of beauty-related contemporary summons, emerging from their physical entourage and social media. It is both a love and a growth film, rushing fit to its times, but it constantly challenges templates. The energy of the two women who fall in love on the restless streets of Kreuzberg –an allegory of multiculturalism– literally flows over and throughout the film. Every second of it is loaded with the ecstasy, curiosity and heartbreaks needed to break out of the cocoon. With Kokon, which recently premiered at the Berlinale, Krippendorff does again what she did with her debut, Looping (2016): flip the camera towards women who discover life by holding onto one another.
*Some scenes depicting sexuality/violence in this film might disturb certain viewers.
This film was a Meetings on the Bridge participant.