“I, Yang Yuhuan, am not a Puppet” | The Empress Yang Kwei-Fei (1955)

There are essentially four hugely influential and significant directors from Japanese cinema‚Äôs first half-century: Mikio Naruse, Akira Kurosawa, Yasujiro Ozu, and Kenji Mizoguchi. Both Kurosawa and Ozu are easily the best known internationally; Naruse and Mizoguchi less so. Let’s focus … Continue reading “I, Yang Yuhuan, am not a Puppet” | The Empress Yang Kwei-Fei (1955)