Thursday, January 14, 2010

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)

There will be a film adaptation of Lisa See's novel 'Snow Flower and the Secret Fan'. The story, a rather tragic one, is set the Chinese 19th century where women are kept secluded and never intermengle with the men. Lily is paired with a "laotong" a kind of emotional match that will last for a lifetime. Her laotong is Snow Flower, and they keep in touch by sending eachother silk fans on which they write or paint their stories in nushu (secret language that only women could read). This way they are able to share there problems they face in life.

Ziyi Zhang and Jeon Ji-hyun (Gianna Jun) will star in this film, we just have two wait for another year....

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Stunning filmposter of the 2007 Korean film 'Epitaph'! This film isn't very well known but it is not a bad one. The story is rather interesting but you have to pay a lot of attention or you will miss the plot.

Monday, January 11, 2010


Water is a rather interesting Canadian/Indian production about the horrible position that Indian widows are in (the untouchables).
Though it is a heavy subject, the director never chooses for too much drama which makes the film never weigh too heavy on the heart but at the same time, you will understand the ridiculousness of some laws of society.
The combination of great acting, beautiful scenes and the traditional Indian music makes it a highly recommendable film to watch.

Fan Bingbing on the cover of Marie Claire

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing starred on the cover of the latest Marie Claire