Empress Wu

March 14

Empress Wu (1963), Hong Kong, in Mandarin with English Subtitles. 111 minutes.
This Shaw Brothers film chronicles the life of the Empress Wu Tse Tien from her teenage years until she is an old woman. With beautifully shot images and rich costumes and sets, Wu’s impressive rise from a concubine to an empress is captured in elegant pageantry for this historical drama.

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