The Wandering Princess
(Ruten no ohi)
4K Digital Restoration
Machiko Kyo, Eiji Funakoshi, Tatsuya Ishiguro, Chieko Higashiyama,
Based on the bestselling memoir of Saga Hiro, a Japanese noblewoman and wife to Prince Pujie (brother of the Qing dynasty Emperor Puyi, ruler of the puppet state of Manchukuo), The Wandering Princess chronicles the geopolitical implications of Saga’s arranged marriage and the personal impact of the momentous historical events through which she lived. Using color and widescreen Daieiscope cinematography for the first time, Tanaka effectively depicts the refined world of wealth, privilege, and protocol from which Saga hailed, the early years of her marriage, and her harrowing evacuation from Manchuria during the Russian invasion in 1945.