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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

The Meaning of Lao Tong

Wendi Deng Murdoch | Posted 01.16.2012 | Home
Wendi Deng Murdoch

"Lao tong" is an ancient Chinese phrase meaning "friends for life." Now, for me, it has a modern and relevant definition.

Snow Flower Soars Above the Lowest Common Denominator Culture

Steven Van Zandt | Posted 10.05.2011 | Home
Steven Van Zandt

In this era of pride of ignorance and deification of the superficial, the very existence of this film is an act of brazen, courageous rebellion in its utterly unfashionable expression of its love of humanity.

No Shrinking Snow Flower: Wendi Murdoch in Southampton

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.19.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Just before she became all the rage on the news, backing her husband Rupert in hearings about the British tabloid scandal, famously diverting the path...

Women And Fashion

Robin S. Rosenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 09.19.2011 | Women
Robin S. Rosenberg, Ph.D.

If your clothes make your body hurt or feel uncomfortable, you're more likely to become annoyed with, or not like, your body, you're certainly going to become more conscious of your body in a way that isn't necessarily positive.

Erin Clements

'Snow Flower': Foot Binding, High Heels And The Cost Of Beauty

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Clements | Posted 09.19.2011 | Women

"Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" deftly weaves the stories of two pairs of female companions. Snow Flower and Lily experience the torturous process of...

Four Different Friendships, Four Similar Themes

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 09.14.2011 | Women
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

We often hold up childhood friends as the ideal friendship. Rather, it's frequently the people we meet along the way that can foster the bonds with us that feel most substantial.

Why I Made Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Wayne Wang | Posted 09.14.2011 | Home
Wayne Wang

In Hollywood's golden age, films about women's lives were often derisively dismissed as "women's pictures." These days the term is "chick flick." I hope my film shows just how limiting that label can be.

Twins Suzanne And Suzette Malveaux: 'We Are Soulmates' (Video)

Posted 09.13.2011 | Women

This video is the fourth in HuffPost Women's four-part series on female friendship inspired by Wendi Murdoch and Florence Sloan's new film Snow Flower...

'Snow Flower And The Secret Fan' Premieres In Los Angeles (Photos)

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 09.11.2011 | Los Angeles

Monday night,a group of hosts (Rebecka Belldegrun, Barbara Guggenheim, Rency Pittman, Nadine Rosen, Suzanne Todd, and Rita Wilson) welcomed industry h...

Lucas Kavner

'Snow Flower' Author Talks Friendship, Adapting Her Novel To Film

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.11.2011 | Home

The complex bond of female friendship and intimacy is something author Lisa See has explored extensively with her past two novels. In her recent "Shan...

The Woman Who Changed Your Life: Tweet Us About Her

Posted 09.11.2011 | Women

Who has been your most important female friend? Inspired by the upcoming film Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, which celebrates the lifelong bonds b...

WATCH: Post-Screening Q & A With Snow Flower's Lisa See, Wayne Wang, And Li Bing Bing

Posted 09.10.2011 | Women

Tonight, as part of our ongoing coverage of the upcoming film Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, we bring you an interview with Lisa See, author of the b...

On Snow Flower, Female Friendship, And The Madness Of High Heels

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.09.2011 | Women
Arianna Huffington

When I saw an early screening of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, I was deeply moved by the passionate way it evokes the power of female friendship.

PHOTO: Annie Leibovitz Photographs 'Snow Flower And The Secret Fan' Stars For Vogue

Posted 08.28.2011 | Women

In a recent video for HuffPost Women, friends Wendi Murdoch and Florence Sloan discussed the value of female friendship, which happens to be the subje...

PHOTO: Annie Leibovich Photographs 'Snow Flower And The Secret Fan' Stars For Vogue

Posted 08.28.2011 | Women

In a recent video for HuffPost Women, friends Wendi Murdoch and Florence Sloan discussed the value of female friendship, which happens to be the subje...

WATCH: Friends 'Til The End: Wendi Murdoch And Florence Sloan Discuss Their Friendship And Their New Film

Posted 08.24.2011 | Women

Starting today [June 24] and running over the next three weeks, HuffPost Women is presenting a four-part video series on female friendship, called "Friends 'Til The End." The first installment is a conversation between Wendi Murdoch and Florence Sloan, who share producing credits for Snow Flower And The Secret Fan, a new film from China directed by Wayne Wang, which will have its premiere in Los Angeles on July 15.