Snow Flower And The Secret Fan

A story set in nineteenth-century China and focusing on the life-long friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid social norms imposed on women.

aeeb41e07f9645e38b62ffbfab787bb1In 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 in the face of demanding careers, complicated love lives, and a relentlessly evolving Shanghai. 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.

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Original Title: Snow Flower And The Secret Fan

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Language:  English

Country:  China, USA

Category:  History

Director: Wayne Wang

Stars:  Bingbing Li, Gianna Jun, Vivian Wu

Run time:  120 min

Release:  2011

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