Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, based on the best-selling novel, is a compelling portrait of female friendship. Centuries ago, two "sworn sisters" are isolated by their families, but they stay connected through a secret language written in the folds of a white silk fan. Their descendants, who reside in modern-day Shanghai, draw inspiration from the past as they struggle to maintain their own bonds in the face of life's complications. Two stories unfold, generations apart, but everlasting in their universal notions of love, hope, and friendship. 2011; 137 min.
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