SCREEN DAILY: Berlin Generation’s ‘Ninjababy’ kicks off with Eastern Europe, Asia sales (exclusive)

By Wendy Mitchell



TrustNordisk has closed a hat-trick of deals on Ninjababy, Yngvild Sve Flikke’s Norwegian drama that will screen in the Berlinale’s Generation strand this week.

The film has been sold to Lithuania (Scanorama); Taiwan (CatchPlay); and Albania, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Macedonia (Cinemania Group).

The film was previously picked up for Norway (Arthaus), Sweden (TriArt) and Denmark (Øst for Paradis).

Ninjababy follows a young, single woman named Rakel, played by Kristine Thorp, who unexpectedly discovers she is pregnant. Far from excited by the prospect of motherhood, she begins communicating with the fetus inside her, shown on screen using animation, which she nicknames Ninjababy.

Based on Inga H. Sætre’s graphic novel Fallteknikk, the screenplay was written by Johan Fasting.

The film premieres in EFM’s Generation 14plus on Wednesday and also has market screenings today and tomorrow. Ninjababy will next screen in the Global section at SXSW, which is set to run March 16-20.

Yngve Sæther produces for Motlys, with support from the Norwegian Film Institute and Nordisk Film and TV Fond.

Norwegian director Sve Flikke previously directed 2015 feature Women In Oversized Men’s Shirts and also worked on TV hit Home Ground.

Ninjababy received its world premiere as the opening film of Norway’s Tromso International Film Festival in January, where it won the audience award at the hybrid version of the festival.


Film info

Film title



Yngvild Sve Flikke




103 min