Recently, the full story of the pair in the magazine “B-maga” is now available online as well. The story discusses the long friendship with Mr. Miyagawa that was behind the birth of “Ribbon,” directed by, written by, and starring Nonno.
Talked dialogue [The movie “Ribbon” born from the passion of “Non”] (Part 1)
Executive Producer: Tomoyuki Miyagawa
Tomo Miyagawa: “In Non-san’s case, she is not a professional scriptwriter, so the book itself is rough. She may not have the concept of “professional” in her mind, but she had a great amount of passion. I felt that it would not be interesting if I were to adjust that passion.
I was sure that Mr. Fukuda’s intention was to “bring this passion into a form as it is,” and I thought that would be the best way to bring out the best of Non-san. When I was approached, I had this feeling of foreboding and conviction at the same time. So I said, “Of course, I want to do it! And that’s how it came to be.
Juzo Itami wrote, directed, and acted in all 10 of his films, including his first theatrical film, “The Funeral,” and Itami Productions also owns all the rights to his films. In other words, Mr. Itami is a pioneer in the content business, which is still in use today, in which the quality of his works and the contact points for theatrical screenings and TV broadcasts are all controlled by him. I thought that the tag team of Mr. Fukuda and Ms. Non-san would have great potential to replicate such a style.”
Photo: Yukiko Koshima
Date: February 22, 2022