It's one of those initiatory summers, where adolescence changes.
In a sweltering Berlin, wild young girl Nora raises caterpillars in an aquarium in her bedroom, a pastime that clashes with those of her classmates who prefer the futility of social media.
Left to fend for herself by an alcoholic mother, she hangs out despite everything with her older sister's gang, who just about tolerate her.
We cool off with swimming in the city's lakes, we socialize in evenings on the rooftop, and life seems quite sweet.
But Nora is humiliated at school, surprised by her first period in gym class.
Mocked by everyone, she is rescued by a new student, Romy.
It doesn't take long before the two young girls become very close.
Nora seeks her way between first loves and setbacks, in the jungle of Kreutzberg, a popular and "multikulti" district of the German capital.
It is the story of a liberation, because from the height of her 14 years, she will understand that she does not care about social injunctions, and break her cocoon to take flight.
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With Berlin as a backdrop, Leonie Krippendorff creates an ode to freedom in one of the most exciting cities there is.
Despite the wanderings of puberty, this dreamlike independent film depicts an ideal, almost smooth adolescence.
The generational gap is perfectly depicted, with children who experience self-exposure on the Internet as an obvious norm, and the cultural mutations of their country.
A luminous reverie, supported by a suave electro soundtrack.
With Lena Urzendowsky (
Me, Christiane F., 13 years old, drug addict, prostitute...),
Lena Klenke (
) and Jella Haase.
Released in theaters on April 5.