Saski sits down with the cast of Cocoon for more insight into the new queer coming-of-age film on everyone’s radar

BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS

To celebrate the release of Cocoon, we have something very special up our sleeves for you. 

DIVA Interview host Saski sat down with Lena Urzendowsky (Nora) and Anna Lena Klenke (Jule) and Jella Haase (Romy) for more insight into the new queer coming-of-age film on everyone’s radar. You can catch the interviews in full below, where the cast chat all about their characters and the film’s vibrant Berlin setting. 

Don’t miss it! 

Cocoon synopsis 

“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.”

Cocoon is coming to cinemas and streaming online from 11 December.

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