These are the most popular classic films as voted by you during our first retrospective movie poll this past July
Out of the six movies that were featured in the poll, the 2001 movie Letters From Home is the film that got the highest number of votes. The first retrospective poll covered highlights from VAFF spanning the years 1997 to 2008.
Directed by Colleen Leung, Letters From Home is a documentary that follows the filmmaker on her search for answers about this hidden history, bringing her a new understanding of family and heritage. Having grown up in Cumberland, BC, a predominantly Presbyterian village on Vancouver Island, Colleen travelled to China as a student during the years of Chairman Mao, where she uncovered a startling secret–an entire second family resided on the other side of the Pacific. Letters From Home was the first ever Canadian documentary feature at VAFF.
One of the 6 films from the retrospective will be screened during the upcoming festival – stay tuned for the full details during the month of October. The 25th Vancouver Asian Film Festival takes place from November 4 to 14, 2021.
Here are the results of the first retrospective film poll as voted by you:
- Letters From Home (2001) – 26.7%
- The Motel (2005) – 20%
- Shopping For Fangs (1997) – 16.7%
- Year Of The Fish (2007) – 16.7% (tied in third place)
- The Photographer’s Diary (2002) – 10%
- Hundred Percent (1998) – 3.3%
- Other (6.7%)
Congratulations to Linda for winning a free ticket to attend VAFF25 this November. We look forward to seeing you at the festival!
Last but not least, our second retrospective special is currently underway this September. Keep celebrating VAFF25 with us by voting for your favourite VAFF classic movie from the years 2009 to 2020 here.