Using the same mixture of reality and fantasy as his previous film, The Giant, Koko-di Koko-da follows a couple who goes on a trip to find their way back to each other a few years after the tragic death of their only child. The couple ends up reliving a traumatic night over and over again while camping. The story, told through their mutual dreams, is about relationships, grief and love as a healing force.
The Paris-based Stray Dogs has picked up international sales. Nathan Fischer, who runs the company, described the film as ‘a nightmarish Groundhog Day‘.
“Scandinavia is one of the most interesting places these days in terms of filmmaking, and Johannes is definitely one of the most powerful, original and sophisticated voices in that region,” added Fischer, who discovered the project and met Nyholm at Les Arcs Festival’s industry village in 2016.
No release details have been announced.