Koko-Di Koko-Da

Ontario Premiere | Denmark | 86 min

Director: Johannes Nyholm

Writer: Johannes Nyholm

Stars: Leuf Edlund, Peter Belli, Ylva Gallon

Country/Language:  Denmark/Swedish

Notable Festivals: Sundance Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, KVIFF


In this painful depiction of a relationship falling apart, we follow a couple on a trip intended for healing which spirals into a dream-like nightmare.

A couple goes on a trip to find their way back to each other and a sideshow artist and his shady entourage emerge from the woods, terrorizing them, luring them deeper and deeper into a maelstrom of psychological terror and humiliating slapstick. A dreamy tale of dark woods, an old man in a straw hat and a bunny family shattered to pieces.

From celebrated Swedish director Johannes Nyholm (THE GIANT, short film LAS PALMAS), comes one of the years most innovative, dynamic, and daring films on the circuit. KOKO-DI KOKO-DA packs an emotional punch through tragedy and loss in a relationship, interweaving a groundhog-day style film and absurdity through the carnival-esque characters throughout.


Johannes Nyholm

Film director, producer, artist, writer and animator Johannes Nyholm (b. 1974) is regarded as one of the most original and intriguing filmmakers of his generation in Scandinavia.

Nyholm first gained recognition for his animated film series The Tale of Little Puppetboy (2008), which has been widely shown at festivals and galleries around the world, most notably at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes in 2009. The following year saw the premiere of Nyholm’s shadow puppetry short-film, Dreams from the Woods (2009), also at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. In 2011, Nyholm’s short film, Las Palmas, gained worldwide fame from its trailer, which currently has more than 20 million views on YouTube. It won a flurry of awards and became Nyholm’s third entry for the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes and was then selected for Sundance in 2012.


The Swedish Film Institute