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Cocoon + prerecorded Q&A (on demand)

Sun Nov 15, 11:00

Film, Barbican On Demand, £12 / £11 con

The Barbican may be shut, but we are still keeping the spirit of Fringe! alive online. Enjoy the tender Cocoon for a week from the comfort of your own home. Available on demand until 16 Nov.

In a sun-drenched Berlin summer, 14 year old tag-along Nora watches the older boys and girls and the ways they interact, blinded by the shimmering buzz. Quietly observing the nightlife of Kottbusser Tor like the caterpillars she keeps in her room, she knows she's different, but will probably be just like them soon.

But when Nora meets 18 year-old Romy, she sees a different way: an opportunity to grow into something more beautiful and more natural to her. In Romy she sees a chance to live life, rather than stand in the shadows.

Cocoon shows the young body as fragile, thrust into the world with its possibilities and dangers. Leonie Krippendorff's debut is a time capsule, and a perfect, tender story of first love and the queer ways in which we open up the world for each other.

dir. Leonie Krippendorff | Germany 2020 | 95' | German with English subtitles

Supported by Goethe Institut

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