■ The two directors representing Japanese cinema YAMADA Yoji is truly “the master representing Japanese cinema”. His films were there for people at the good and hard times. Born in 1931, at the age of 83, he is making his 84th films. His works are most loved in Japan, being there with people at hard times. Drifting with dignity, his production site is a masterly of filmmaking. The international film festivals’ favorite director, Hirokazu KORE-EDA, known for “Nobody Knows” and “Like Father, Like Son”, finds unique mix of art and commercial cinema and is rare presence in Japan’s cinema industry. He spends his 50s to the fullest with both popularity and influence. ■ The two directors share two things in common. Their tranquility and passion. Often film director bluster on their production site yet they hardly ever raise their voices and officiate the site in a quiet, gentlemanly manner. Yet their hidden passion for creation is fierce. They subtly weave subjects of war and peace, quarrels of family, a point of view of society into their film. Their view of the world and passion in tranquility is somewhat relate to the concept of Japanese traditional culture and Zen philosophy. The camera zeros in on their creation.