THE TWO DIRECTORS: A FLAME IN SILENCE

By Tomoko KANA

HORIZON FEATURES CO., LTD. - as PROD

Biography - Completed 2015


Festivals
& Awards

BIFF 2015
The Power of Asian Cinemas
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Biography, Documentary
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 52 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tomoko KANA
    • Producer(s)
    • Mari MUKAI (HORIZON FEATURES CO., LTD.)
    • Synopsis
    • ■ 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.