Leonie Krippendorff: Kokon

Artist Leonie Krippendorff

Words Christian Ruess

Summer in Berlin-Kreuzberg. In the multicultural microcosm around Kottbusser Tor, 14-year-old Nora makes her way through growing up. While the heat sticks to her skin, she gets her period for the first time, discovers her love for other girls and meets wild Romy. With her, the world suddenly seems endlessly large and full of hidden beauty, the park becomes a jungle, the open-air pool a sea. Nora learns to stand up for herself and finally dares to walk away from the clique of her older sister Jule. But how can Nora keep her eye on all this beauty after her heart gets broken for the first time?

Kokon by Leonie Krippendorff is a film about wild girls who emancipate from the body images of social networks. And discovering who they really want to be.