See the movie trailer for Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, starring Li Bing Bing, Gianna Jun and Hugh Jackman. Wayne Wang (Because of Winn-Dixie, Last Holiday) directs from the script by Angela Worlman, Ronald Bass and Michael Ray, based on the novel by Lisa See.
Zhang Ziyi, Wendi Murdoch and Florence Sloan produce the film which opens July 15th via Fox Searchlight Pictures. Although Hugh Jackman is in this film, I don't see him anywhere in the trailer...
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PLOT: Inspired by the bestselling novel SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN by Lisa See, the film is a timeless portrait of female friendship.
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.
What unfolds are two stories, generations apart, but everlasting in their universal notion of love, hope and friendship.