Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
24th April 2012

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

All Genres:
Drama, History

Release Year: 2012

Country: China | USA

Runtime: 104 min

Languages: English | Chinese

Director: Wayne Wang



Writers: Angela Workman (screenplay), Ronald Bass (screenplay)


Cast: Russell Wong … Bank CEO
Bingbing Li … Nina / Lily
Archie Kao … Sebastian
Gianna Jun … Snow Flower / Sophia
Coco Chiang … Anna
Hu Qing Yun … Mrs. Liao
Shi Ping Cao … Mr. Wei
Ruijia Zhang … Mrs. Wei
Vivian Wu … Aunt
Zhebing Gong … Professor
Lilia Zhou … Nurse
Congmeng Guo … Little Lily
Danping Shen … Lily's Mother
Yan Dai … Little Snow Flower
Yulan Xu … Snow Flower's Mother


Plot: In 19th-century China, seven year old girls Snow Flower and Lily are matched as laotong – or "old sames" – 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, Nina and Sophia, struggle to maintain the intimacy of their own childhood friendship in the face of demanding careers, complicated love lives, and a relentlessly evolving Shanghai. Drawing on the lessons of the past, the two modern women must understand the story of their ancestral connection, hidden from them in the folds of the antique white silk fan, or risk losing one another forever. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Fan  Character Name In Title


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