NON ノン

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Art student Itsuka spent a year working on her graduation project, but her exhibition is cancelled due to COVID-19. Lacking motivation to finish the project, she feels deprived of purpose. She spends her days during lockdown at home, struggling to figure out what to do with her life. This impactful, imaginative directorial debut by actress NON (who also stars) is full of anger and frustration, but also hope and good vibes.

Kunststudent Itsuka werkte een jaar aan haar afstudeerproject, maar haar tentoonstelling wordt afgelast vanwege COVID-19. Ze mist de motivatie om het project af te ronden, en heeft het gevoel dat haar levensdoel haar is afgenomen. Ze zit thuis tijdens de lockdown en worstelt met bedenken wat nu met haar leven te doen. Dit indrukwekkende, vindingrijke debuut als regisseur van actrice NON (die ook de hoofdrol speelt) zit vol met woede en frustratie maar ook met hoop en positiviteit.

NON のん is an actress and artist, who’s now making her directorial debut with Ribbon. She was born as Nōnen Rena in Hyōgo Prefecture. She began her professional career in the media as a model in 2006, and four years later started acting. She is best known for her role in the series Amachan, and for her voicework in the 2016 animation film In This Corner of the World. She changed her stage name to NON in 2016. A year later she also became a recording artist and even started her own record label. In 2018 NON had her first art exhibition. Ribbon is not only her debut as a director of features, but she has also written the script, edited the film, starred in it, and made the paintings in the film.

2022 – Ribbon リボン