The Princess Yang Kwei Fei (Y˘kihi)
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The Princess Yang Kwei Fei (Y˘kihi)
Japanese director Kenji Mizoguchi directed Princess Yang Kwei Fei. When first we see her, the "princess" (Machiko Kyo) is a mere servant girl. The reigning princess dies, and the emperor chooses the servant as his wife. Jealousy and back-stabbing doom this union from the start. Mizoguchi charactistically explores the plight of women in the face of a repressive, chauvinistic society--in this instance, 8th century China. Princess Yang Kwei Fei was originally released as Yokihi. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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"Princess Yang Kwei Fei miraculously reproduces the comings and goings of the hero's thought, and it is in this sense that Mizoguchi's realism is most classical."
‑ Penelope Gilliatt, New Yorker
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