See the 72 Minute Teaser for Anders Weberg's 720 Hours Long Film
by Alex Billington
July 7, 2014
"As a small tease until the premiere in 2020 shorter teaser/trailers will be presented at different occasions." Wait - what? This movie is 720 hours long (that's a month!)? Who is going to watch that?! The first teaser, which runs 72 minutes with "the intent to convey the mood and tempo from the full piece", for Anders Weberg's experimental cinematic project Ambiancé has debuted. For those intrigued by this, it's pretty much just 72 minutes of random, mesmerizing, grainy imagery, and an atmospheric score, without much going on. But that's his entire idea, as this is "abstract nonlinear narrative" and it's all about what you feel while watching it. I can't say I feel much besides confusion, but perhaps that's just me. The final release isn't until 2020, so we've got a few years, but this teaser will only be online until July 20th (2014) - catch it now.
Ambiancé is directed by Anders Weberg, with music by Marsen Jules. "On December 31, 2020 the Swedish artist Anders Weberg [will] 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. (Film memoir). This in the visual expression that is constantly characterized the work throughout the artists career." Follow his progress here.
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
"Art." lol Good luck to the theaters that screen the full length version!
avconsumer2 on Jul 7, 2014
One word keeps dancing in my head: pointless. But hey, what do I know.
Isildur_of_Numenor on Jul 7, 2014
I think this is beautiful. We need more daring ideas like this. 720 hours is crazy. How do you even watch a film like this? Are there going to be points where he recommends to take breaks? I really want to see this thing, but I think I'd need a whole year of just watching this. Or maybe it's supposed to be kept in the background. I'm intrigued!
DavideCoppola on Jul 7, 2014
Breaking Bad was a 720 hour film too. It's really just a matter of semantics.
MattPeloquin on Jul 7, 2014
The 72 minute teaser is too long for me. It's not a movie per se but more of a visual presentation that is blurred, obscured, and filtered with colours. No one will waste their time sitting for a whole month watching a large screen. The human eye cannot focus on a fixed point or a screen illuminated for more than four hours before losing visual coordination. That's why they had intermission during those long three to four hour epic films decades ago.
Mike Zarquon on Jul 7, 2014
DAVIDPD on Jul 7, 2014
Can't possibly be any more boring then half the movies that rake in millions every weekend.
Chuckee Knowlton on Jul 7, 2014
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BeatriceJFoster on Jul 7, 2014
extravagantly pretentious, wow!
Slim on Jul 8, 2014
What a pile of horseshit.
Mark Alters on Jul 9, 2014
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