The Ribbon is a beautiful animated short film directed by Polla-Ilariya Kozino. This short film is full of phenominal visual imagination, which is only matched by its amazing use of symbolism to express the subtext at its core. A young girl finds herself in an imaginary world. As she explores this enchanting place the ribbon of her dress gets caught, in turn holding her back from continuing her journey forward. She must gather the strength to break free thereby, embarking on an unexpected journey ahead of her.
At the center of this magnificent story is the outstanding work of French music composer, Jonathan Galland. Galland's brillant film score not only showcases his unbelievable talent but simply stated is the true heart and soul of the film. Music is a vital part of filmmaking and when done with precise precision helps to illuminate many elements within the story. Among these elements are; helping to shape the emotional responses of not only the audience but also the characters within the film itself. Music helps to facilitate a perfect rhythm and balance to each and every scene, segments, and action showcased on the screen throught the entirety of the film.
Director Polla-Ilariya Kozino and composer Jonathan Galland use a mastery of their perspective talents within each frame of "The Ribbon". This impressive film is one that should be given not only one but multiple viewings by everone.
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