DIR: JOHANNES NYHOLM. WITH: YLVA GALLON, LEIF EDLUND JOHANSSON, PETER BELLI. SWEDEN, DENMARK 2019. 86 MINS. SWEDISH AND DANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
The latest in a series of intelligent, modern horror films, Koko-Di Koko-Da is a surreal, nightmarish Groundhog Day of terror. Genuinely unnerving and dripping with style, it heralds the arrival of a singular new voice. Three years after the tragic death of their young daughter, married couple Elin (Ylva Gallon) and Tobias (Leif Edlund) are attempting a return to normalcy by taking a camping holiday together. Unsurprisingly, the trip gets off to a rocky start as the couple argue and bicker. However, the arrival of three curious strangers from the woods sets off a chain of events unlike anything anyone could have anticipated. To their, and our, increasing horror, Elin and Tobias find themselves being murdered again and again and again, caught in a seemingly never-ending loop of death, torture and pitch-black comedy.
Screening as part of CINECITY: The Brighton Film Festival 2019. Each year, CINECITY takes you on adventures in world cinema, bringing you the best in festival previews, live cinema and archive treasure.