Ji-shun Duan

Ji-shun Duan & Jun’ya Satô – Mikan no taikyoku AKA The Go Masters (1982)

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“The Go Masters” begins and ends with the same game of Go, but 32 years separate the opening and closing moves. In between, there is war and heartbreak, death and disease, doomed lovers, families separated by fate and united by chance. The movie is a melodrama on an epic scale, an Asian “Gone With the Wind,” filled with romance and action but built on a foundation of Eastern philosophy. Read More »