The Joy Luck Club director Wayne Wang’s latest film, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, comes to Blu-ray and DVD on November 1 via Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
Eternal friendship is the overlying theme of this story set in 19th-century China. The film is based on the bestselling novel by Lisa See. In the story, Lily (Bingbing Li, The Forbidden Kingdom) and Snow Flower (Gianna Jun, My Sassy Girl) come together in a Lautong friendship, a lifelond bond between two women who rely on each other for companionship and comfort. After being separated by marriage and childbirth, the two send secret messages to each other in the secret Chinese language of nushu to keep the bond open.
Special features include a featurette, “The Sworn Sisterhood of the Secret Fan.”