Have you not yet caught Wayne Wang‘s beautiful adaption of Lisa See‘s best-selling novel, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan?
Starring Chinese film queen Li Bing Bing (Audrey’s Summer covergal!) and My Sassy Girl‘s Gianna Jun, the film is a timeless portrait of female friendship.
There’s a whole lot of star power behind the cameras as well. In addition to Joy Luck Club’s Wang direction and See’s writing, media mogul maidens Wendi Murdoch and Florence Sloan producing.
Here’s a synopsis of the film:
So have you seen it yet? Because if you haven’t (and even if you have), Audrey Magazine is giving away Snow Flower and the Secret Fan DVDs to THREE (3) lucky winners for this week’s TGIFree Friday!
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Chinese actress Li Bing Bing unleashes her star power in auteur Wayne Wang’s latest film Snow Flower and the Secret Fan — a lush visual feast of celluloid based on Lisa See’s best-selling novel, revealing a secret language and a sacred bond of sisterhood that gave women a voice and freed their souls.
ISSUE: Summer 2011
DEPT: Cover Feature
Photographer Ken Pao
Wardrobe Anna Katsanis
Makeup & Hair Elle German
Photo Assistants Leo Salvaggio, Noah Ehlert
Story Teena Apeles
Lisa See‘s bestselling novel, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, explores the complex nuances of female friendship between childhood friends Snow Flower and Lily in 19th century China. They are laotongs, “old sames,” bound together in sisterhood as tight as their own painfully bound feet through their devotional love for one another and the suffering they endure together from the woes and demands of being married women in their time. Nushu, a secret language known only to women, further cements their bond as they write to each other on the folds of fans and exchange them furtively.
In the film adaptation of the novel, out in theaters now, Snow Flower and Lily face their personal challenges with quiet strength and sacrifice and treat each other with tenderness rarely seen in any kind of relationship today, a delicate emotional balance that Chinese actress Li Bing Bing and Korean actress Gianna Jun achieved with astonishing dignity.
Cast for their contrasting appearances, Li and Jun take on the role of Lily and Snow Flower in addition to Nina and Sofia, respectively, the latter a pair of modern day women in Shanghai, which director Wayne Wang felt was a necessary addition to the story line.
In honor of our new Summer issue featuring Li Bing Bing, the star of Wayne Wang‘s newest feature film Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (in theaters July 15), we’re giving away free subscriptions to the first five people to comment on this post (either for yourself or a friend!).
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Check out the official trailer for director Wayne Wang‘s (The Joy Luck Club) Snow Flower and the Secret Fan featuring Li Bing Bing (The Forbidden Kingdom), Gianna Jun (My Sassy Girl), and Hugh Jackman.
I’m ashamed to say it, but it took me a while to read The New York Times bestseller Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. In fact, I read it after I saw a preview screening of the upcoming Wayne Wang film of the same name, due out July 15. (On a side note, check out our summer cover with the star of the film, Li Bing Bing, on the cover here!)
Well, I made up for lost time because I immediately gobbled up author Lisa See‘s 2010 follow-up, Shanghai Girls, which gives us a fascinating look not just into the glory days of 1940s Shanghai, but also mid-century L.A. Chinatown (yes, the one on Broadway!) and what life was like for the earliest Asian American immigrants. And thanks to the belated reading, I didn’t have to wait long to find out what happened to the beautiful Shanghai sisters Pearl and May — a few weeks after I finished Shanghai Girls, I received word that the sequel to Shanghai Girls, Dreams of Joy, was coming out at the end of May.