NINJABABY (Berlinale 2021) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Based on Inga H Sætre’s graphic novel Fallteknikk, Norwegian filmmaker Yngvild Sve Flikke’s Ninjababy takes the narrative nuts and bolts from the most banal after school special and turns it into something unambiguously magical. Playing in the Generation 14plus section of the 2021 Berlinale, Ninjababy‘s story is uncouth, touching, and laugh-out-loud funny, a high-energy and thoroughly unladylike tale of unexpected, unwanted pregnancy and the surprising paths it can lead you down.

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