Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Can you keep a secret?
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
Where's it showing?
Bingbing Li, Gianna Jun, Vivian Wu, Hugh Jackman
|Screenplay||Angela Workman, Ronald Bass, Michael Ray, from the novel by Lisa See|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, DTS|
|Produced by||IDG China Media|
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|FPB Report (SA)|
|Sex||One scene, brief, implied, mild to moderate|
|Violence||Fairly frequent, some bloodiness, mild, some mild domestic violence, brief.|
|Comments||A dark, heavy theme.|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|What the Critics say|
|Cape Argus/The StarHelen Herimbi ||5|
|Die BurgerJeanne Calitz ||10|
|Box Office (USA)Pam Grady ||10|
|Movie Review Query Engine (USA)MRQE critics ||10|
|What the People say|
|Average .. 42%||8|
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