Has anyone else heard or seen this movie? It’s just been released where I live and it is based off the book by the same name. I looked into this as my friend is reading it and I must say that the poster is quite captivating. Talk about my surprise when I sensed “yuri” on the radar!!!
It is a book about two Chinese women and how their friendship and love sustains them through their lives.
This absorbing novel – with a storyline unlike anything Lisa See has written before – takes place in 19th century China when girls had their feet bound, then spent the rest of their lives in seclusion with only a single window from which to see. Illiterate and isolated, they were not expected to think, be creative, or have emotions. But in one remote county, women developed their own secret code, nu shu – “women’s writing” – the only gender-based written language to have been found in the world. Some girls were paired as “old-sames” in emotional matches that lasted throughout their lives. They painted letters on fans, embroidered messages on handkerchiefs, and composed stories, thereby reaching out of their windows to share their hopes, dreams, and accomplishments.
An old woman tells of her relationship with her “old-same,” their arranged marriages, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood—until a terrible misunderstanding written on their secret fan threatens to tear them apart. With the detail and emotional resonance of Memoirs of a Geisha ,Snow Flower and the Secret Fan delves into one of the most mysterious and treasured relationships of all time—female friendship.
The trailer looks interesting too and best of all, one of my favourite actresses are in it!! She’s Korean though…playing a Chinese character -_-“. Go Gianna Jun!! It appears to be basically two parallel stories – one set in the 19th century of China and a modern day friendship between the same two actresses. Now I am COMPLETELY convinced! It’s a must see!!!! Check out the trailer at the official website. So who’s interested?!