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Snow flower and the secret fan /

by Wang, Wayne [film director.]; Murdoch, Wendi [film producer.]; Sloan, Florence [film producer.]; Workman, Angela [screenwriter.]; Bass, Ronald [screenwriter.]; Ray, Michael (Michael K.) [screenwriter.]; Portman, Rachel [composer (expression)]; Slevin, Deirdre [editor of moving image work.]; Wong, Richard (Cinematographer) [director of photography.]; Chung, Man Lim [production designer,]; Ch�on, Chi-hy�on [actor.]; Li, Bingbing [actor.]; Wu, Vivian [actor.]; Wu, Jiang [actor.]; Wong, Russell [actor.]; Chiang, Coco [actor.]; Hu, Jingyun [actor.]; Kao, Archie [actor.]; See, Lisa; Fox Searchlight Pictures; IDC China Creative Media Limited; Big Feet (Firm); Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2011]Description: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 4543752813; 9784543752817.Language note: In Mandarin and English, with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish. Closed-captioned. Optional descriptive audio in English for the visually impaired.Uniform titles: Snow flower and the secret fan (Motion picture).Subject(s): N�u shu -- Drama | Reminiscing in old age -- Drama | Female friendship -- Drama | Women -- China -- Drama | Married women -- Drama | Middle-aged women -- Drama | Footbinding -- Drama | Childbirth -- Drama | Secrecy -- Drama | Mandarin language materials | Spanish language materials | French language materials | Women -- China -- Drama | Women | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | China -- Drama | China | Feature films | Film adaptations | Fiction films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Video recordings for people with visual disabilities | Foreign language films -- Mandarin | Drama | Feature films | Fiction | Motion pictures, ChineseOnline resources: View cover art Cast: Gianna Jun, Li Bing Bing, Vivian Wu, Jiang Wu, Russell Wong, Coco Chiang, Jingyun Hu, Archie Kao.Summary: Centuries ago, two 'sworn sisters' are isolated by their families, but stay connected through a secret language written in the folds of a white silk fan. Now in modern-day Shanghai, their descendents must draw inspiration from the past as they struggle to maintain their own eternal bond in the face of life's complications. What unfolds are two stories, generations apart, but everlasting in their universal notion of love, hope and friendship.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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

Based on the book by Lisa See.

DVD release of the 2011 motion picture.

Special features: The sworn sisterhood of the secret fan.

For private home use only.

Screenplay by Angela Workman and Ron Bass and Michael K. Ray ; music, Rachel Portman ; editor, Deirdre Slevin ; director of photography, Richard Wong ; production & costume designer, Man Lim Chung.

Gianna Jun, Li Bing Bing, Vivian Wu, Jiang Wu, Russell Wong, Coco Chiang, Jingyun Hu, Archie Kao.

Centuries ago, two 'sworn sisters' are isolated by their families, but stay connected through a secret language written in the folds of a white silk fan. Now in modern-day Shanghai, their descendents must draw inspiration from the past as they struggle to maintain their own eternal bond in the face of life's complications. What unfolds are two stories, generations apart, but everlasting in their universal notion of love, hope and friendship.

MPAA Rating: PG-13; for sexuality, violence/disturbing images and drug use.

DVD-video; NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround; dual layer.

In Mandarin and English, with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish. Closed-captioned. Optional descriptive audio in English for the visually impaired.

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