Non clearly knows her brand. She directs herself in a film that fits her brand to the smallest detail. Ribbon is a sweet, breezy and innocent Japanese drama with some ever so slightly fantastical elements to give it some extra spice. Non really carries the film, the secondary cast is fun, the light cinematography (think morning sunshine) perfect for the atmosphere. It might not turn out to be a timeless classic, but it's a more than capable and heartwarming first full-length feature from one of Japan's up-and-coming talents.