I’m not sure whether this should be an entertainment post or a wtf post. It’s about an art film, so I guess it’s kind of both.
If you are one of those people that complained about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice being too long, you are probably going to want to tap out right now. This trailer, which clocks in at a brisk 7 hours and 20 minutes, is for the film Ambiance. When completed, the film will be 30 days long, earning it the world’s record of the longest film ever made. As to whether it is also the most intolerable is yet to be seen (but, come on… you know it’s going to be).
2 performance artists
7 hours and 20 minutes in One take, no cuts
On October 31 2015 the first short 7 hour and 20 minute trailer was filmed at Hovs Hallar in the south of Sweden. This is the same location Ingmar Bergman used for the iconic scene where Antonius Block challenges the grim reaper to a game of chess in the Seventh Seal from 1957.
The trailer was filmed in one single take for 7 hours and 20 minutes with no cuts and the Swedish performers Stina Pehrsdotter and Niclas Hallberg interpreted the chess game from the film as a Bergman-esque comment on the absurdity and randomness of existence in the scenes; life/quest/power /death/escape/rest/love.
The soundtrack is composed by Marsen Jules/Martin Juhls (marsenjules.de)’
Ambiancé is a 720 hour/30 day long film that is set to premiere on December 31 2020. This will be the artist Anders Weberg’s good bye to the moving medium as a way of expression for the last 25 years and no more films will be made after that. C’est fini.
The final film will be screened once syncronised on all the continents and then deleted. Ambiancé is 720 hours long (30 days) and will be shown in its full length on a single occasion syncronised in all the continents of the world and then destroyed.
Ambiancé will be the longest film made that doesn’t exist.
Up until 2020 three teasers/trailers will be publiced.
The first 72 minute teaser was released in 2014, the first short trailer in 2016 and then the longer 72 hour trailer will be released in 2018.
More info about the project at thelongestfilm.com