A summer in Kreuzberg, with music in the air and caterpillars spinning their cocoons. A realistic portrait of a time when everything is changing.

Germany 2020
  • Czech
  • English
95 min.

Berlin-Kreuzberg is Nora’s microcosm. Nora, the silent observer, is always tagging along: at parties, at school, at the pool, on rooftops, and in apartments. Nora drifts around the monotonous housing blocks with her big sister and her friends, witnessing events that seem to cross-fade in the summer light. Girls who want to be slim and pretty, boys who say dumb things to provoke or because they are in love. Ruthless smartphone cameras and fragile teenagers. But Nora has her own way of looking at the world, and when she meets Romy, she realizes why. There is music in the air, Nora’s body is changing, and caterpillars are spinning their cocoons. Realistic and taking on the protagonist’s per­spective, this film captures a summer of change.

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Director: Leonie Krippendorff
Screenplay: Leonie Krippendorff
Cinematography: Martin Neumeyer
Music: Maya Postepski
Sound: Christoph Walter, Achim Burkart
Editing: Emma Gräf
Production Design: Josefine Lindner
Producer: Jost Hering
Co-production: Paula Alamillo, Sonja Klümper
Costumes: Ramona Petersen
Cast: Lena Urzendowsky, Jella Haase, Lena Klenke, Elina Vildanova, Franz Hagn, Anja Schneider, Kim Riedle, Bill Becker, Inga Bruderek, Hussein Eliraqui