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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan


Jul 15, 2011

Latest Home Video

Nov 01, 2011

MPAA Rating



Wayne Wang


Bingbing Li
Gianna Jun
Vivian Wu


2011 Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Still shot from the movie: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.

Movie Release Information

This movie was unavailable to review in our market during its theatrical release. However please check our Content Details in the section below along with other information about this movie further down the page.


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.

Content Details

Why Is Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Rated PG-13?

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

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Snow Flower and the Secret Fan...

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.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.

Friendship and honor both bring together and pull apart the characters in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. A group of women seek strength from each other and from their favorite author in The Jane Austen Book Club. Knowing that death is eminent draws together friends in Brian’s Song and The Bucket List.

Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Sexually Suggestive Scene, Drug Use.
MB PG Mature Theme.
ON PG Mature theme.
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan...

On November 1, 2011, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan releases to DVD and Blu-ray. Bonus features include:

-The Sworn Sisterhood of the Secret Fan

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