Based on the classic novel by Murasaki Shikibu, written over 1000 years ago. Genji, the son of the emperor, has gained renown among the nobility of Kyoto for his charm and good looks, yet he cannot stop himself from pursuing the one object of desire he must never obtain: his father’s young and beautiful bride. Following the tragic consequences of his obsession, Genji wanders from one affair to another, always seeking some sort of resolution to his life.
Director: Kôzaburô Yoshimura. AKA 源氏物語 / The Tale of Genji
Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Michiyo Kogure, Machiko Kyô, Nobuko Otowa, Mitsuko Mito, Yûji Hori, Denjirô Ôkôchi, Chieko Sôma, Yumiko Hasegawa, Chieko Higashiyama, Osamu Takizawa, Kentaro Honma.
1952 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Grand Prize of the Festival.