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Ninjababy
Ninjababy 2020 103 min.
Ninjababy

An astronaut, a beer taster, a forest ranger, or perhaps an author of best-selling comic books? You can’t fault the protagonist of Yngvild Sve Flikke's film for any shortage of dreams about her future. Having a baby is definitely not on her long list of plans, and certainly not now. Particularly since she’s not sure who the father is, and the main attribute of one of the candidates is the fact that he smells great. Rakel is faced with a huge dilemma, as she finds out about the "problem" in her sixth month of pregnancy, when it’s too late to terminate it. The titular “Ninjababy” manifests not only in the form of a growing belly, but also by becoming the main commentator on Rakel's life choices —  mischievous, painfully honest, and above all very funny. The Norwegian director's second film is very different from classic narratives about young motherhood. Rakel perceives the "blessed state" in an unusual way, exploding with foul language rather than discovering maternal feelings. The film’s rebellious point of view is nicely matched by a unique visual style, which weaves ingenious cartoon animation into the unconventional story.

 

Yngvild Sve Flikke
Director
Director

Yngvild Sve Flikke

Screenplay

Yngvild Sve Flikke, Johan Fasting, Inga Sætre

Pictures

Marianne Bakke

Music

Kåre Vestrheim

Cast

Kristine Kujath Thorp, Arthur Berning, Nader Khademi, Tora Christine Dietrichson, Silya Nymoen

Production

Norway

Color
color
Prize
Berlin IFF – Special Mention (Generation 14plus); SXSW Film Festival – Audience Award