American Go E-Journal

Go Spotting: Return of The Hedgehog; ’42 Ozu Film

Saturday December 27, 2014

Return of The Hedgehog: “The French movie ‘The Hedgehog’ has a mention of go and a scene showing the game,” writes Bart Lipofsky. “It’s based on the book ‘The2014.12.23_HedgehogFilm-101x150 Elegance of the Hedgehog’ by Muriel Barbery, which mentions the game at a dinner table discussion.  The adult is corrected by 2014.12.23_there-was-father-moviethe young girl concerning rules.”
Previous EJ reports include Go Art: “The Hedgehog” Now Available Online (11/28/2012 EJ) and Your Move/Readers Write: The Elegant Hedgehog Pops Up Again (9/1/2012). 

’42 Ozu Film: In the 1942 movie There Was a Father (“Chichi ariki”), directed by Ozu Yasujiro, “There are views of a go parlor at minute 35, then further mention of the game later,” reports Bob Barber.

For more about go on film, check out the European Go Federation’s Go Filmography.



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