Arby Ovanessian

Stage and Screen Director
France / Iran

Voted for

City Lights1931Charles Chaplin
Late Spring1949Yasujirō Ozu
Bambi1942David Hand, Perce Pearce
The Passion of Joan of Arc1927Carl Th. Dreyer
Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East 1989Bae Yong-kyun
The Wind1928Victor Sjöström
Andrei Rublev1966Andrei Tarkovsky
Jules et Jim1962François Truffaut
La CARROZZA D'ORO1952Jean Renoir
Charulata1964Satyajit Ray


As you may have noticed, only one film — (Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East (1989) by Bae Yong-kyun) — is 33 years young, while the other nine, are "breathing" for more than half a century. All nine, by their unique presence, quality as well as ability, have overcome the burden of the passage of Time, which easily could have obstructed them from being remembered among the 'Greatest Films of All Time’ and asserting their existence.