Snow Flower and the Secret Fan


Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
In 19th-century China, two seven year old girls are matched as laotong (old sames), and 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, struggle to maintain the intimacy of their own childhood friendship in the face of demanding careers, complicated love lives, and a relentlessly evolving Shanghai. They try to decipher the secrets written in the fan by their ancestors.

105 minutes.
No persons under 10 (Sex, Violence).
Drama, Period piece, On the art circuit

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Can you keep a secret?
Can you keep a secret?

Credits

Cast
Bingbing Li, Gianna Jun, Vivian Wu, Hugh Jackman
Director
Wayne Wang
ScreenplayAngela Workman, Ronald Bass, Michael Ray, from the novel by Lisa See
MusicRachel Portman
CinematographyRichard Wong
EditingDeirdre Slevin
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2011
Produced byIDG China Media

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexOne scene, brief, implied, mild to moderate
ViolenceFairly frequent, some bloodiness, mild, some mild domestic violence, brief.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsA dark, heavy theme.
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Helen Herimbi quote iconTedious tale of female bonding misses the mark
5
Die Burger
Jeanne Calitz quote iconStil blik op waarde van vriendskap
10
Box Office
Pam Grady quote iconThis elegant weepie offers plenty for fans of melodrama, character-driven stories and period pieces.
10
Metacritic.com
31 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
74 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
4
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
10

What the People say

Internet
316 Netizens
11

Average .. 42%

8

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