Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 40mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Foreign, Period
Keywords novel
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Ron Bass Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Michael Ray Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Angela Workman Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Ted Perkins Associate Producer n/a 171 3000007
Jessinta Liu Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Andrew Loo Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Lisa See Source Material (Based on the book: "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan") 120786 4000005
Gin Lau Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Man Lim Chung Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Man Lim Chung Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Rachel Portman Music n/a 120781 8000001
Deirdre Slevin Editor n/a 172 7000001
Richard Wong Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Ron Bass Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Hugo Shong Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Archie Kao Actor Sebastian 1 1000005
Jiang Wu Actor Butcher 1 1000006
Vivian Wu Actor Aunt 1 1000004
Li Bingbing Actor Nina/Lily 1 1000003
Hugh Jackman Actor Arthur 1 1000002
Russell Wong Actor Bank CEO 1 1000007
Hu Jingyun Actor Mrs. Liao 1 1000009
Florence Sloan Producer n/a 3 3000001
Wendi Murdoch Producer n/a 3 3000002
Wayne Wang Director n/a 2 2000001
Dai Yan Actor n/a 1 1000011
Guo Congmeng Actor n/a 1 1000010
Jeon Ji-hyeon Actor Snow Flower/Sophia 1 1000001
In 19th century China, when women had their feet bound, they spent their lives in seclusion with only a single window from which to see. Illiterate and isolated, they were not expected to think, be creative, or have emotions. But in one remote county, women developed their own secret code, nu shu - "women's writing" - the only gender-based written language to have been found in the world. Some girls were paired as "old-sames" in emotional matches that lasted throughout their lives. They painted letters on fans, embroidered messages on handkerchiefs, and composed stories, thereby reaching out of their windows to share their hopes, dreams, and accomplishments. An old woman tells of her relationship with her "old-same," their arranged marriages, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood-until a terrible misunderstanding written on their secret fan threatens to tear them apart.