Ninjababy (Opening Film/World Premiere)

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Rakel loves having her hands full with projects, but raising a baby? A one-night-stand forces Rakel to face that particular question earlier than expected. Having the "ninja baby" sneak its way from her drawing board to reality does not make it easier.

Astronaut, forest ranger, comic book artist. Rakel has plenty of plans, none of which include motherhood. She wants to party, get high, drink beer, not spend hours on the toilet or gulping down one carton of tropical juice after the other. But ignoring a baby is hard, whether it's a drawing of her own creation or the actual baby inside of her. What's the right choice in a situation like this? Can she prioritize herself over a baby?

Rakel is played by Kristine Thorp, in her first lead role in a feature film after proving her talent in several short films. Surrounded by a small but excellent ensemble of actors, Thorp portrays Rakel's stubbornness and insecurities with refreshing candor. Yngvild Sve Flikke's sophomore feature is a sharp comedy, contrasting the trivial questions of adolescence with the ruthless realities of adulthood. Loosely based on the award-winning comic book "Fallteknikk" by Inga Sætre, Ninjababy brings her drawings to the big screen in a unique and humorous way.

Please note: Screened without English subtitles.

Free Student screening Tuesday 19 January at 7pm
TIFF, in collaboration with UiT The Arctic Universsity of Norway and Norway's Arctic Student welfare Organisation are happy to invite you to our free digital student screening of this year's opening film, Ninjababy. See Facebook event for details and promo code to get your free ticket.

Director

Yngvild Sve Flikke (b. 1974) is a Norwegian director. She earned a degree in social anthropology before being hired by NRK i 1996. Her projects at the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation includes U, Lydverket and Vera venneløs. Her feature film debut Women in Oversized Men's Shirts (2015) premiered in Gothenburg.

Filmography

2019 Heimebane / Home Ground (TV)
2018 Eple / Apple (Short film)
2015 Kvinner i for store herreskjorter / Women in Oversized Men's Shirts

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