Picture from Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Snow Flower (Gianna Jun) and Lily (Bingbing Li) are laotong -- sworn sisters for life -- who share their most private thoughts with one another. Over one hundred years later, their descendants Sophia and Nina (also played by Gianna Jun and Bingbing Li) struggle to keep a friendship alive.

Why is Snow Flower and the Secret Fan rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is rated PG-13 for for sexuality, violence/disturbing images and drug use.

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Infrequent portrayals of domestic cruelty, sometimes toward children (some blood and a little detail shown).

- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:

- Brief portrayal of simulated sexual activity (no nudity shown).

- Mild sexual references and innuendo.

- Embracing and kissing

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Infrequent portrayals of smoking.

- References to drug use in an historical context.