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First Look At Wayne Wang’s “˜Snow Flower And The Secret Fan’

10 March 2011

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First Look At Wayne Wang’s “˜Snow Flower And The Secret Fan’

Director Wayne Wang has never been a director that could be easily pigeonholed.

He broke through with a trifecta of critical and arthouse faves with “The Joy Luck Club,” “Smoke” and “Blue In the Face”.

But he’s also tackled more mainstream fare (“Maid In Manhattan,” “Last Holiday”) while still taking chances on ambitious independent pics (“The Center of the World”).

So it’s no surprise that his next effort, “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,” is another gear change for the director, a detailed period piece based on the novel by Lisa See that explores the relationship between two girls in 19th-century China who are matched by laotong-a bonded friendship that is regarded as having ties as strong or stronger than that of marriage.

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