And you thought Dances With Wolves was interminably slow? In January of 2021, a Swedish artist plans to premiere an experimental film with a ridiculously long 720 hour runtime. That's right, this movie lasts 30 days and 30 nights in a deluge of artistic cinematography.
Ambiance should set the record for longest running film when it premieres December 31, 2020, beating the current record holder the 240 hour Modern Times Forever (Stora Enso Building, Helsinki) by three times over. Per the filmmaker, Anders Weberg:
On December 31, 2020 the Swedish artist Anders Weberg end his 20 plus years relation with the moving image as a means of creative expression. After more than 300 films he puts an end with the premiere of what will be the longest film ever made.
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.
In the piece Ambiancé space and time is intertwined into a surreal dream-like journey beyond places and is an abstract nonlinear narrative summary of the artist's time spent with the moving image. A sort of memoir movie. This in the visual expression that is constantly characterized the work throughout the artist's career.
As a small tease until the premiere in 2020 shorter teaser/trailers will be presented at different occasions.
2014 – Short teaser which is 72 minutes long and that has the intent to convey the mood and tempo from the full piece.
2016 – The first short trailer with duration 7 hours 20 minutes.
2018 – Longer trailer with duration 72 hours.
2020 - Release.
Be sure to clear your schedule.