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PG-13| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
Parallel stories tell of two 19th-century Chinese women -- bound together for eternity -- and their descendants who struggle to maintain their friendship amid 21st-century demands.

Cast: Gianna Jun , Li Bingbing , Vivian Wu , Jiang Wu , Russell Wong , Coco Chiang , Hu Jingyun , Archie Kao

Director: Wayne Wang

Genres: Drama, Historical drama

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Snow Flower And The Secret Fan (2011)

Release Date: July 15th, 2011|1 hr. 43 min.

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    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    This latest from director Wayne Wang, about the friendship of two young women, travels from 2011 to 1997 to 1829 to 1838, in search of a reason for the audience to keep watching and start caring. That reason is never found. show more

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    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The lesson of the lovely-looking, but disappointing, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is avoid tinkering too much with a novelist's work. show more

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    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    While the action flashes back and forth in increments of centuries, years or months, we're adrift in the here and now, trying to get a grip on the characters and their relationships, yet finding it loosened with every new dislocation. show more

  • December 11, 2011 peacetrtls97
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    IT Was creapy

  • August 05, 2011 lextuxnyc
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    For those of you who were enchanted by the book, this movie will be a huge disappointment. We were appalled at the contemperary setting of the beginning scenes. Wayne Wang should be flogged for his butchering of this wonderful story. Many iimportant elements of the original story were left out. The constant switching from one story to the other was confusing. Save your money and read the book.

  • July 26, 2011 estela92
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    AS ALWAYS WITH CHINESE FILMS, ENCHANTING.

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Exclusive Interview With the 'Snow Flower and the Secret Fan' Creative Team

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Chris Chaberski on Jul 21st, 2011 7:00PM

Wayne Wang's 'Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,' based on the novel by Lisa See, opened in limited release last week. The film explores issues ranging from traditional Chinese foot-binding (read...

'Snow Flower and the Secret Fan' Inspires Conversations About Female Friendship

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Moviefone Staff on Jul 14th, 2011 3:30PM

It's premiere day in Los Angeles for 'Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,' a film adaptation of Lisa See's acclaimed novel set in 19th-century China about two female BFF's. (The Chinese had a...

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