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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Details


The descendants of two 19th century spiritual sisters struggle to maintain their enduring bond by exploring their ancestral connection in modern-day Shanghai. Connected as "laotong" (old sames) at the tender age of seven, Snow Flower and Lily grow up in isolation and develop a language all their own. In the folds of a white silk fan, they exchange furtive messages that only they can decipher. Meanwhile, in 21st century China, Flower's and Lily's descendants Nina and Sophia find the growing demands of their respective careers and their complicated love lives threatening to drive them apart. Only by focusing on the timeless messages hidden between the folds of that cherished fan will Nina and Sophia find the secrets to keeping their friendship alive, and avoid letting the demands of modern living shatter an ancient bond of friendship. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan was adapted from author Lisa See's best-selling novel of the same name. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:July 15, 2011


Gianna Jun
as Snow Flower/Sophia
Li Bingbing
as Nina/Lily
Vivian Wu
as Aunt
Jiang Wu
as Butcher
Russell Wong
as Bank CEO
Archie Kao
as Sebastian
Lu Zhong
as Lady Lu
Hugh Jackman
as Arthur


Wayne Wang
Ronald Bass
Angela Workman
Richard Wong
Rachel Portman
Composer (Music Score)
Deirdre Slevin
Man Lim-chung
Production Designer
Andrew Loo
Jessinta Liu
Ted Perkins
Associate Producer
Wang Tianyun
Associate Producer
Wang Zhonglei
Executive Producer
Ronald Bass
Executive Producer
Ren Zhonglun
Executive Producer
Hugo Shong
Executive Producer
Man Lim-chung
Costume Designer
Chris Quilty
Sound Mixer
Stuart MacPhee
Post Production Supervisor
Andrew Loo
Second Unit Director
Erin Crackel
Associate Director