• Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)

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Release Date: July 15th, 2011

DVD Release Date: November 1st, 2011

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: Ji-hyun Jun, Li Bingbing, Vivian Wu, Wu Jiang, Russell Wong, Coco Chiang, Hu Jingyun, Archie Kao

Director: Wayne Wang

Genres: Drama, Historical drama

Production Co: Big Feet

Distributors: Fox Searchlight

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  • The connection between the two time frames and stories (the contemporary one with the addition of screenwriters) is flimsy as a frayed rope bridge, forced as the stepsister's foot into Cinderella's glass slipper. show more

  • 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

  • So strong are the emotions - and, yes, the melodrama - that Snow Flower and the Secret Fan represents one of Wang's best films to date. show more

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