Norsk filminstitutt

Ninjababy is based on the graphic novel ‘Fallteknikk’ by Inga Sætre (winner of Brageprisen for best youth literature in 2012). Rakel (23) finds out way too late that she is 6 months pregnant, and that the father is not her boyfriend. When she decides not to keep the baby, an animated Ninjababy turns up and makes her everyday life difficult.

When Rakel (23), way too late, finds out she’s six months pregnant after a not-so-romantic one-night stand, her world changes. Her boyfriend, who’s not the father, is kind of ok with her having a baby. But Rakel is absolutely not ready for being a mother. Since abortion is no longer an option, adoption is the only answer. That’s when Ninjababy, an animated character who insists on making Rakel’s everyday life a living hell, turns up. He climbs out from her note book, jumps into her tea cup, and tells her what a bad person she is. 

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2021
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2021-05-21
Production company:
Motlys A/S
Producer:
Yngve Sæther
Sales agent:
TrustNordisk ApS

Director

  • Yngvild Sve Flikke

    Yngvild Sve Flikke (b. 1974) made shorts, music documentaries and children shorts for NRK for 15 years, before her debut feature, Women In Oversized Men's Shirts (Amanda for best actress in a supporting role) in 2015. She then went on to direct the short Apple (Award for best screenplay, the Norwegian Short Film Festival) in 2016 and directed several episodes of the internationally acclaimed drama series Home Ground season 1 and 2 in 2018 and 2019. Her upcoming The Art of Falling will go into production in October 2019.  

    Yngvild Sve Flikke

Cast

Kristine Kujath Thorp
Nader Khademi
Arthur Berning
Tora Dietrichson
Silya Nymoen
Herman Tømmeraas

Awards

2021:
TIFF - Tromsø International Film Festival
Audience Award
2021:
SXSW Film Festival
Audience Award
2021:
Berlin International Film Festival
The Crystal Bear Jury - Special Mention
2021:
Giffoni Film Festival
Best Film
CGS Award
2021:
Indie Street Film Festival
Best Narrative Feature
2021:
Festival International du Film de la Roche-sur-Yon
Prix Trajectoires
2021:
Nordic Film Days Lübeck
Youth Jury Award
2021:
Loft Film Festival
CICEA - The Arthouse Cinema Award
2021:
Gijon International Film Festival
Premio Europa Joven
2021:
European Film Awards - European Comedy
2022:
Cordillera International Film Festival
Best Director
Best Actor
Audience Award
Grand Jury Award

Festivals

2021:
TIFF - Tromsø International Film Festival
2021:
SXSW Film Festival
2021:
Berlin International Film Festival
2021:
Nantucket Film Festival
2021:
Festival of Tolerance – JFF Zagreb
2021:
Giffoni Film Festival
2021:
North Bend Film Festival
2021:
Edinburgh International Film Festival
2021:
Vukovar Film Festival
2021:
Off Plus Camera Film Festival
2021:
Indie Street Film Festival
2021:
Love & Anarchy - Helsinki International Film Festival
2021:
Fin Atlantic International Film Festival
2021:
Athens International Film Festival
2021:
Zürich Film Festival
2021:
Calgary International Film Festival
2021:
De l'écrit à l'écran
2021:
Beijing International Film Festival
2021:
BFI London Film Festival
2021:
Heartland International Film Festival
2021:
Mill Valley Film Festival
2021:
Festival International du Film de la Roche-sur-Yon
2021:
Riga International Film Festival
2021:
Philadelphia Film Festival
2021:
New Zealand International Film Festival
2021:
FilmBath Festival
2021:
Piccolo Grande Cinema
2021:
Nordic Film Days Lübeck
2021:
European Film Forum Scanorama
2021:
Noordelijk Film Festival
2021:
Loft Film Festival
2021:
Three Rivers Film Festival
2021:
Gijon International Film Festival
2021:
International Film Festival of India
2021:
Les Arcs European Film Festival
2022:
Minneapolis - St. Paul International Film Festival
2022:
Cordillera International Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Yngvild Sve Flikke
Screenplay:
Johan Fasting
Yngvild Sve Flikke
Inga H. Sætre
Based on:
Graphic Novel Fallteknikk by Inga H. Sætre
Cinematographer:
Marianne Bakke
Editor:
Karen Gravås
Casting:
Mia Jensen
Animator:
Inga H. Sætre
ProductionDesigner:
Tuva Hølmebakk
Sound Design:
Hugo Ekornes
Sound engineer:
Gisle Tveito
Composer:
Kåre Christoffer Vestrheim
Costume Designer:
Marianne Sembsmoen

Technical information

Genre:
Comedy
Format:
DCP 2k
Length in min's:
103'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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