But what also attracted Wang to the film was the opportunity to tell a part of Chinese history about women that has never really been seen on screens before. “There’s so much about what women have gone through that has never been on the screen. Whether it’s in China, or here. I just felt very strongly this story has to be told,” the director explained. “Things such as feet-binding, things such as this really contractual, very emotional marriage between women called laotong, and things such as the nu shu which is a women’s language they wrote to each other that they only understood. All these things are [topics] I wanted to talk about. And no one has really done this kind of story.”Check out our previous post on the book here.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: The Movie
The trailer for the film version of Lisa See's Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is out. The movie is scheduled for release this summer. It looks like it could be a nice break from the standard summer action movie fare. What do you think? The Playlist has an interview with director Wayne Wang,