Snow Flower And The Secret Fan

The descendents 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...read more

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The descendents 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, Now Flower and Lily's descendents 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. Adapted from author Lisa See's bestselling novel Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.

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  • Released: 2011
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: The descendents 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 is… (more)

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