Snow Flower And The Secret Fan (2011)
Tuesday 27th March 2012
Inspired by author Lisa See's bestselling novel of the same name, Snow Flower And The Secret Fan, released on DVD on 14th May 2012 by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, tells a poignant tale of eternal friendship. Growing up in 19th century China, Lily (Bingbing Li, The Forbidden Kingdom) and Snow Flower (Gianna Jun, My Sassy Girl) are brought together in a Laotong friendship - a lifelong bond between two women who rely on each other for companionship and comfort.
Amid the civil unrest and gender discrimination of the era, the pair deals with life's hardships together until they are separated by marriage and childbirth. As sworn sisters, however, the women continue to communicate through the secret Chinese language of nushu, hiding their stories and messages within the folds of delicate silk fans.
In present day Shanghai, the Laotong's descendants Nina (also played by Li) and Sophia (also played by Jun) struggle to maintain their own childhood friendship in the face of demanding careers and complicated love lives and must delve into the ancestry of their bond if they hope to safeguard their connection. What unfolds are two stories, generations apart, but everlasting in the notion of love, hope and friendship.
- Theatrical Trailer