To celebrate the release of her new film, COCOON, which is now playing in UK cinemas, we had the pleasure of chatting to writer/director Leonie Krippendorff about the film.
A coming-of-age tale with a difference Krippendorff chats to us about the films genesis and beginnings, why now was the right time to tell this story and why now, more than ever, stories about love and hope and so important, especially for young adults.
“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. They think and talk only of boys and how to keep thin, whilst wandering the vibrant city streets taking selfies and juvenile social media videos. Feeling the pressures to fit in, Nora goes along with her sister’s frolics – drinking, smoking and playing ‘smack the finger’ with the boys. But with their alcoholic mother largely absent, it is Jule who bears the brunt of Nora’s supervision. Nora looks up to Jule but still keeps and cares for caterpillars, an activity she and her mother once shared.”
Watch the official Trailer below
COCOON is now playing in cinemas and on-demand.