Koko-Di Koko-Da (2019)

Director: Johannes Nyholm Run Time: 86 min. Language: Swedish, Danish

Starring: Leif Edlund, Peter Belli, Ylva Gallon

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“A movie that plays like the bastard offspring of Groundhog Day and The Babadook.”

– Keith Uhlich, The Hollywood Reporter

About the film:

Official Selection of Fantasia and Sundance Film Festivals.

As a grieving couple goes on a trip to find their way back to each other, a sideshow artist and his shady entourage emerge from the woods, terrorizing them and luring them deeper into a maelstrom of psychological terror and humiliating slapstick.

At Fantasia International Film Festival, the AQCC jury awarded the film the Camera Lucida award:

“For its imaginative non-linear narrative and formal experimentation…an invented folklore of live action and shadow-play which takes its characters on a nightmarish journey of emotional healing.”

About the filmmaker:

Screenwriter, director, and classically-trained animator Johannes Nyholm runs his own production company in Gothenburg, Sweden. Nyholm first gained recognition for his inventive music videos and short films, including two selected for Cannes Directors Fortnight—his animated film series The Tale of Little Puppetboy (2008) and the Best Short Film winning Las Palmas (2011), which starred his one-year old daughter as a middle-aged lady on holiday. Nyholm’s imaginative feature debut The Giant premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016.

In an interview at Sundance Film Festival, Nyholm spoke about communicating emotional messages in his second feature, Koko-di Koko-da.

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