Find out how you can join an early screening of Cocoon as well as our exclusive interviews 

BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS

If you can’t wait for the release of Cocoon this week – the queer coming-of-age film on everyone’s radar – then you’ll be pleased to know you don’t have to wait much longer. 

We’ve teamed up with Peccadillo Sofa Club for a very special preview screening of Cocoon tonight (Tuesday 8 December). Each ticket purchased grants access to a unique streaming link, available for 24 hours, and you’ll also receive access to a pre-recorded chat with Lena Urzendowsky who plays Nora in the film. 

Please note that due to licensing agreements the online preview screening will be limited to viewers in the UK & Ireland only. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS. 

We recommend you watch before 8pm this evening, as afterwards our DIVA Interviews host, Saski, will be joined for an exclusive live chat with Anna Lena Klenke (Jule) and Jella Haase (Romy), where you’ll get more insight into the film. 

The synopsis reads: “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. 

On a gym day at school, Nora gets her period for the first time in front of the class – one embarrassing step too far for Jule. When older student Romy rushes to Nora’s rescue, a friendship blossoms. But as the hottest summer on record comes to a close, things will never be the same for Nora – the butterfly has emerged from her cocoon.”

What are you waiting for? Grab your tickets for this exclusive screening right now. 

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