Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

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Original title Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Category History, Drama
UK Release Date
Production year 2011
Production Country
Directors Wayne Wang
Cast Li Bingbing, Jun Ji-hyun, Hugh Jackman, Vivian Wu, Jiang Wu, Russell Wong, Lu Zhong, Coco Chiang Yi, Fang Zhoubo, Hu Qing-Yun, Cao Shi-Ping, Zhang Ruijia, Sun Feihu
Distributor 20th Century Fox


Inspired by the bestselling novel by Lisa See, SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN is a timeless portrait of female friendship. In 19th-century China, seven year old girls Snow Flower and Lily are matched as laotong – or “old sames” – bound together for eternity. Isolated by their families, they furtively communicate by taking turns writing in a secret language, Nu Shu, between the folds of a white silk fan. In a parallel story in present day Shanghai, the laotong's descendants, Nina and Sophia, struggle to maintain the intimacy of their own childhood friendship. Drawing on the lessons of the past, the two modern women must understand the story of their ancestral connection, hidden from them in the folds of the antique white silk fan, or risk losing one another forever.