Ninjababy

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Showings

The Main 2 Sun, May 8 2:00 PM
The Main 2 Wed, May 11 9:30 PM
The Main 2 Mon, May 23 7:10 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Programs:Midnight Sun
Women & Film
Tags:Dramedy
Drama
Comedy
Women Directors
Romance
Motherhood
Arts
Women's Rights
Adaptation
Literature
Release Year:2021
Runtime:103 min
Country/Region:Norway
Language:Norwegian
Print Source:Sorø Films
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YK5aMJ6E1A
Cast/Crew
Director:Yngvild Sve Flikke
Producer:Yngve Sæther
Cinematographer:Marianne Bakke
Screenwriter:Johan Fasting
Inga Sætre (graphic novel)
Editor:Karen Gravås
Composer:Kåre Chr. Vestrheim
Principal Cast:Kristine Thorp
Arthur Berning
Nader Khademi

Description

The epitome of how European films differ from American ones, the dramedy Ninjababy is one of the freshest and funniest feature debuts in years. More than a frank portrait of generation Z, it encompasses bigger issues such the perils of motherhood, and how this generation deals with long-ingrained societal expectations regarding career and dating. Aspiring 23-year-old cartoonist Rakel (a convincingly wild and vulnerable Kristine Kujath Thorp) is the slacker protagonist who blithely stumbles through drug trips, boozy nights, and hook-ups with hot guys, until she learns that a “rotten sneaky ninjababy” has crashed the party (and her womb). Who is the father of this animated talking fetus? Could he be from her one-night stand with akido instructor Mos (a wonderful Nader Khademi)? Or could he be the spawn of the hilariously pretentious hipster Dick Jesus? Director Yngvild Sve Flikke ingeniously blends tenderness and outrageousness along with animation and live action. Winner, Best Comedy, European Film Awards.


Director Biography

Born in 1974 in Trondheim, Norway, Yngvild Sve Flikke wrote and directed programs for the Norwegian National Broadcasting (NRK) before turning to filmmaking. Her credits include Women in Oversized Men’s Shirts (2015), the short film “Apple” (2018), and Ninjababy (2020).


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