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L’Impératrice Yang Kwei-fei
(Yokihi)

by Kenji MIZOGUCHI

IMPERATRICE YANG KWEI FEI

In 8th-century China, Emperor Hsuan Tsung is inconsolable after the death of his much loved wife, Wu Hui. His court vainly tries to distract him by presenting to him the loveliest young women in the empire. General An Lu-Shan, a power-hungry womaniser, notices the enchanting beauty of Yang, who is a cousin of one of his lowly servants. Yang is taken to Mont Li convent to be educated by the abbess. And the Emperor falls in love with her… In his first colour feature, redolent of Japanese prints and Chinese watercolours, Mizoguchi traces calligraphic-style movements with his camera. A masterpiece by one of cinema’s greatest directors.

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  • Titre français
    L’Impératrice Yang Kwei-fei
  • Original title
    Yokihi
  • Scénario
    T'ao Ch'in, Matsutarô Kawaguchi, Masashige Narusawa, Yoshikata Yoda
  • Photo
    Kôhei Sugiyama
  • Musique
    Fumio Hayasaka
  • Interprétation
    Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, So Yamamura
  • Production
    Daei Studios
  • Décors
    Hiroshi Mizutani
  • Distribution
    Films sans frontières : distrib@films-sans-frontieres.fr
  • Prix obtenus
    LION D'ARGENT - FESTIVAL DE VENISE 1955
  • Support de projection
    DigiBeta
  • Sous-titrage

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