The Princess Yang Kwei Fei (Y˘kihi)
The Princess Yang Kwei Fei (Y˘kihi) (1955)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 17, 1955
DVD Release Date: June 16, 1993
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Penelope Gilliatt
New Yorker

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.

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