"Princess Yang Kwei Fei"
Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi
Kenji Mizoguchi's film
about a young servant girl who is transformed into a princess and then destroyed by the
shifting loyalties, betrayal and revenge around her. Mizoguchi's use of color, decor and
diagonal compositions is fluid and baroque and perfectly reflects the characters'
emotional conditions. "One of the most beautiful films ever to treat beauty as a
subject" (Andrew Sarris). With Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyo and So Yamamura.
Japanese with English subtitles.