• Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall 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

  • 55
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    To invoke Pauline Kael's review of Diane Kurys's "Entre Nous," it's about two women not having a lesbian affair. show more

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