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Ninjababy by Yngvild Sve Flikke wins the Arthouse Cinema Award at Loft Film Fest 2021

Ninjababy by Yngvild Sve Flikke wins the Arthouse Cinema Award at Loft Film Fest 2021

The film Ninjababy by Yngvild Sve Flikke, received the Arthouse Cinema Award at the Loft Film Fest 2021.

Film information

Ninjababy
Norway, 2021, 103 minutes
Director: Yngvild Sve Flikke
Screenplay: Johan Fasting, Inga Sætre, based on the graphic novel “Fallteknikk” by Inga Sætre
Starring: Kristine Kujath Thorp, Arthur Berning, Nader Khademi, Tora Dietrichson, Silya Nymoen, Herman Tømmeraas
Production: Motlys

World Sales: Trustnordisk

More information on the festival’s website.

Synopsis

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 to be 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 keeps reminding her what a terrible person she is.

Jury’s decision:

For the freshness and narrative originality that distinguishes Ninjababy far from stereotypes. And because it has the honesty to frankly tell a state of confusion from which surprising new paths can be born.

The jury was composed of:

Giuliana Fantoni of Cinema Edera, Treviso (Italy)
Peter Catalanotte production of Film Tucson, Tucson (USA)
Laurie Ann Schag, director, producer, distributor, creative entrepreneur (USA)

 

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